Nintendo wins in Wiimote patent lawsuit

Nintendo has emerged victorious in a patent lawsuit filed by Copper Innovations Group.

The suit was first filed back in 2008 and claimed the Wiimote and Wii console infringed on the group’s 1996 patent for a ‘hand held computer input apparatus and method.’

Summary judgment was granted in Nintendo’s favor at the Pittsburgh U.S. District Court, putting an end to the case before the possibility of a jury trial.

"We are very pleased with the court’s decision," Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway stated.

"Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent, despite the risks that this policy entails. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts of our legal team."

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