Nintendo wins DS patent challenge

An attempt by a Texas company to sting Nintendo for an alleged patent infringement with its DS design has been dismissed.

CVG reports that in 2009 Wall Wireless LLC tried to sue Nintendo regarding one of is wireless communication technology patents.

However, some five years later both the Japanese Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office have ruled in Nintendo’s favour.

"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 of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel Richard Medway said.

"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."

It was last week revealed that Philips is attempting to block sales of various Nintendo products in the US – including the Wii and Wii U – over a motion control patent dispute.

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