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  (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’s wand design

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 Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems do not infringe Creative Kingdoms’ patents. The commission also found that Creative Kingdoms’ patents are invalid.

“We are pleased with the commission’s determination,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patent. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others

Nintendo’s logo

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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