Nintendo win against Creative Kingdoms in patent infringement case


Nintendo have proved victorious in court, against a patent dispute filed by theme park operator Creative Kingdoms.

They had claimed that Wii Remotes infringed on a patent for magic wands that they had developed for children to use to cast spells and complete tasks throughout the park. These responded to user movements, also storing information that modified the game.

Though the International Trade Commission rejected such claims, finding Creative Kingdoms’ patents invalid and that the Wii Remote didn’t infringe upon anything specified.

“We are pleased with the commission’s determination,” comments Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway.

“Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patent. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

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