A new ruling in Nintendo’s favor was announced today, concerning a lawsuit filed against the video game company back in 2009. The Texas-based company, Wall Wireless LLC, attempted to sue Nintendo over one of its wireless communication technology patents.
However, five years later the Japanese Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office have ruled in Nintendo’s favor. According to Nintendo America’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Richard Medway:
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. 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.
Recently, another lawsuit had been filed against Nintendo for similar reasons. The company this time is Philips, which specializes in medical and consumer products and which seeks damages, as well as the ban of Wii U sales.