Wii MotionPlus patent-infringement lawsuit dismissed


Nintendo of America have seen a further patent-infringement lawsuit brought against them dismissed, which follows a recent patent battle win for the company just last week.

Triton argued that technology used by Nintendo for Wii MotionPlus infringed upon their patent for a mouse that “senses six degrees of motion arising from movement of the mouse within three dimensions,” making use of accelerometers and angular rate sensors.

Though federal judge Richard Jones of the U.S. District Court dismissed the lawsuit following a ruling that rejected Triton’s legal arguments.

“We feel vindicated by the court’s ruling,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, like the Triton lawsuit, when we believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent. Consumers respect Nintendo because we develop unique and innovative products, and because we respect the intellectual property rights of others.”

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.
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