Nintendo Dodges Lawsuit Bullet

on March 3, 2012 3:30 PM

A Maryland U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit brought against Nintendo by IA Labs CA, LLC. The plaintiff claimed that Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board peripheral, as well as the Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software, “infringed on one of its patents (U.S. Patent No. 7,121,982).”

Rick Flamm, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of Legal & General Counsel, had this to say in the company’s defense: “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. We refuse to succumb to patent trolls.”


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