Nintendo can rest easy tonight on the legal front. Judge David Cercone, a Pittsburgh-based U.S. district judge, threw out a case Copper Innovations Group brought against the popular video game company. The case, which was originally filed in 2007, was over Copper Innovations Group’s claim that the Nintendo Wii and its controllers infringed on a patent Copper had for a motion-controller based system. After reviewing the case, Cercone believed that there was no need for the case to go to trial and threw it out.
In response to the news Richard Medway said, “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.”
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Source: Game Informer