Nintendo Comes Out on Top in ITC Case
If you haven’t been following Nintendo’s patent battles(and I do not blame you if haven’t been) I’ll bring you up to speed. Way back when the Earth was new, in 2011, Creative Kingdoms submitted a complaint to the ITC Â (International Trade Commission) claiming that Nintendo had infringed upon several of Creative Kingdom’s patents. To simplify it, Creative Kingdom has a pretty cool wand that customers can purchase and use to enjoy an interactive Live Action Role Playing experience. Creative Kingdom made the claim that Nintendo’s tech was a little too similar but Nintendo was initially cleared of any wrong-doing.
Creative Kingdom then recently appealed and on Sept. 12, 2013, Nintendo won the patent infringement case brought at the International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms. The commission found that Nintendoâ€™sÂ WiiÂ andÂ Wii UÂ systems do not infringe Creative Kingdomsâ€™ patents. The commission also found that Creative Kingdomsâ€™ patents are invalid.
â€œWe are pleased with the commissionâ€™s determination,â€ said Richard Medway, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s deputy general counsel. â€œNintendoâ€™s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we believe we have not infringed another partyâ€™s patent. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others
So this is all good news for Nintendo, who seems rather pleased with themselves. and maybe with this out from over their heads they can send some guys over to talk some sense into the 2DS development team.
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