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Nintendo prevails in 'exercise system patent' case

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 22 Oct 2012 19:39

Nintendo prevails in 'exercise system patent' case Impulse backs off in court.
Nintendo has praised a court ruling that led to a patent infringement lawsuit concerning technology in the Nintendo Wii home console, and the Balance Board peripheral, being dropped. Impulse Technology Ltd had sued Nintendo, claiming that both products violated a patent it held related to an interactive exercise system.

Earlier this month, the Judge overseeing the case gave his own interpretation of the wording of the patent at the center of the lawsuit, and the result of his opinion was Impulse dropping its case against the Japanese game-maker.

"We are very pleased with the court's ruling, which forced Impulse to walk away from this lawsuit," Nintendo of America deputy general counsel Richard Medway said.

"Nintendo vigorously defends patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party's patent. We will continue our tradition of developing unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others."

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