Report filed by Rakan Stanbouly
Nintendo of America recently announced that the patent lawsuit brought by Copper Innovations Group against the Wii has officially been dismissed. The lawsuit alleged that the Wii and its controllers was infringing upon one of Coppers patents, specifically US Patent No. 5,640,152. According to GamesIndustry, Judge David Cercone of the US District Court in Pittsburgh sided with Nintendo on the case, and ruled there was no need for a jury trial.
In accordance to the ruling, Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s Deputy General Counsel has said that, “We are very pleased with the court’s decision. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent, despite the risks that this policy entails. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts of our legal team.”