Nintendo has managed to score yet another victory in a suit filed against it for patent infringement. In a press release issued by the company today, a federal appeals court confirmed that Triton Tech of Texas’ lawsuit against Nintendo for infringing on one of its patents is invalid. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 and involved the Wii Remote controller. A district court in Seattle previously rendered the patent invalid, stating it didn’t refer to a full invention.
Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway had this to say about the settlement:
“We are very pleased with this result. Nintendo has a long tradition of developing unique and innovative products, while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo continues to aggressively defend itself against patent trolls. After many years of litigation, the decision today reflects an appropriate resolution of this case.”
This is just a long line of patent lawsuits filed against Nintendo for its technology used in the Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii U.