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Nintendo have scored a victory in a patent infringement case brought against them by Wall Wireless way back in February 2009.

It had been claimed that the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems infringed a patent, although it became clear that Wall Wireless, as a company, solely look to enforce their patents.

The case was dismissed yesterday at a US District Court in Texas, after the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled all the patent claims that Wall Wireless were relying on. The Japanese Patent Office also decided that Nintendo’s products didn’t infringe on the company’s patents filed in Japan, either.

“We are very pleased to see the US case dismissed, and also to have the Japanese Patent Office confirm that Nintendo does not infringe Wall’s Japanese patents,” comments Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel, Richard Medway.

“Nintendo vigorously defends patent lawsuits and other proceedings when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patents. It does not matter where such cases are filed or if it takes more than five years to vindicate our position. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

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.