nintendo-clearBack in 2008, a company known as Motiva filed a suit against Nintendo because the former claimed that the latter had infringed on a patent in the Nintendo Wii (which was a hot ticket item back then), dealing with the tracking of player movement and position. So many years later, Nintendo has finally picked up a victory in the patent infringement case which was brought by Motiva, meaning the Nintendo Wii has no albatross hanging around its neck concerning patent infringement where tracking player movement and position.

The Court of Appeals did agree with the International Trade Commission on Nintendo’s “not guilty” position, with the judge having described Motiva’s litigation as being “targeted at financial gains”. Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway, said, “We are very pleased with this result. The court confirmed that Motiva’s sole activity, litigation against Nintendo, did not satisfy the ITC’s domestic industry requirement. Nintendo has a passionate tradition of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent.” Still, this does not mean that Nintendo should rest on their laurels, as they do seem to have issues pushing the Wii U across the board at the moment.

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