Nintendo succeed in Wii patent lawsuit

Impulse Technology have abandoned a lawsuit they brought against Nintendo of America.

The company had claimed that the Wii, Wii Remote, Wii Balance and Wii Fit Plus software had infringed on their patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,524,637).

An unfavourable decision from Judge James Gwin of the U.S. District Court in Cleveland undermined such argument, causing them to withdraw the lawsuit.

“We are very pleased with the court’s ruling, which forced Impulse to walk away from this lawsuit,” commented Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel.

“Nintendo vigorously defends patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent. We will continue our tradition of developing unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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