Nintendo Wins Case Involving Nintendo 3DS and Other Nintendo DS Systems

Nintendo has won it’s patent case against Secure Access in a federal court in Washington state, the case filed against Nintendo was a dispute over display technology for the Wii U and other handheld devices. Nintendo’s win marks two such wins in separate cases, a few weeks apart. Only last month, Nintendo secured a victory against a Bay Area company called Quintal Research, that alleged Nintendo’s handheld systems, including the “Game Boy Dual Screen,” had violated its patents.

The Quintal Research case was dismissed on July 17th after a federal court judge found that eight of Nintendo’s popular hand-held systems, including the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance systems, do not infringe a patent asserted against those products by Quintal Research Group, Inc.

Infact the only suit that Nintendo hasn’t won lately, was a case against Dutch electronics giant Philips, which was handed a victory over motion control tech.

On July 9, 2015, Judge Ricardo Martinez issued a ruling in the latest case that sided with Nintendo on 10 out of 10 disputed issues regarding the scope of the patent. The rulings led the patent holder, Secure Axcess, LLC, to agree that Nintendo’s well-known hand-held systems, including Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS, do not infringe. Secure Axcess is a patent-assertion company that originally filed suit against Nintendo and 11 retailers of Nintendo products in a Texas court in January 2013. Since then the case was transferred to the Washington court, where it has now been dismissed.

“We are very pleased with the court’s rulings and outcome in this case, and will continue to vigorously defend our innovative products against patent lawsuits,” said Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs.

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