Nintendo have confirmed that the company has won a patent case that began almost three and half years ago. In July of 2012, Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation sued Nintendo in both California federal court and in the International Trade Commission. By February 2014, the ITC held that Nintendo did not infringe the asserted patent. The plaintiffs chose not to appeal that decision, but insisted on continuing to litigate the same patent and many of the exact same issues before the California federal court. Nintendo has now won that case as well, with the court holding that Nintendo’s systems, including Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, do not infringe the asserted patent.
In recent years Nintendo have often been the target of patent lawsuits, having won a similar case earlier this year against Secure Access, who filed a case against Nintendo over display technology for the Wii U and other handheld devices.
Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance had the following to say;