U.S. Federal Court Rules: Nintendo’s $10 Million Payment for Wii Remote Patent Overturned

‘We all know that court cases may take a while to resolve, but some cases last longer than others,’media techspot reported. Game giant Nintendo, for example, has been fighting a legal battle that began in 2013. Now, almost seven years later, the struggle has come to an end. Nintendo announced Tuesday that a federal court in Dallas has ruled on a patent dispute filed by iLife Technologies Inc. in 2013. The court noted that patent infringement against Nintendo’s technology, particularly Wii Remote, was “invalid” and could not be used to sue for damages or other forms of patent infringement-related damages.

U.S. Federal Court Rules: Nintendo's $10 Million Payment for Wii Remote Patent Overturned

According to Nintendo, iLife was “unauthorized” to try to cover a wide range of devices with its early motion sensor patents. iLife initially appeared to have an advantage in the lawsuit – a jury ruled that Nintendo was required to pay $10.1 million to iLife, but the decision was recently overturned.

Nintendo is pleased with the ruling. “Nintendo has a multi-year history of developing new and unique products, and after years of litigation, the court has agreed to Nintendo,” Ajay Singh, Nintendo’s deputy general counsel, said in a statement. We are pleased with that. We will continue to defend our products vigorously against companies that try to profit from technologies that have never been invented. “