The Big N has always been a lawsuit magnet, but with this generations’ motion controls the company has received more coverage as a defendant then every before. Nintendo declared victory in a lawsuit against Anascape, which stated that the Classic Controller for the Wii (and the Gamecube’s standard and Wavebird controllers) infringed on their company’s US Patent No. 6,906,700. This decision overturns a previous decision made in May 2008.
“In 2008, the jury determined that the Wii Remote and Nunchuk did not infringe,” said Nintendo of America General Counsel Rick Flamm. “Today the Federal Circuit’s ruling confirmed that none of Nintendo’s controllers infringe. We appreciate that our position has been vindicated.”