Nintendo successfully defeats Wii Balance Board patent case


Nintendo have once again found themselves in court, after non-practicing entities Ithaca Ventures and Ithaca Development sued the company back in May 2013.

Having alleged that the Wii Balance Board had infringed on its patent, Nintendo sought sanctions against their accusers “for filing a meritless case.” Ithaca then withdrew their case in Seattle, after a German court ruled that their European patent could not cover the Wii Balance Board and requested that they cover Nintendo’s attorneys’ fees.

“Nintendo will vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits, and will not pay to resolve meritless accusations, no matter whether the case is filed in the United States or elsewhere,” comments Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel Richard Medway.

Alex Seedhouse
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