Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 20, 2014
arrowPress Releases
October 20, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


After losing patent suit, Nintendo plans appeal
After losing patent suit, Nintendo plans appeal
June 23, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

June 23, 2014 | By Christian Nutt
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



This past Friday it emerged that Nintendo lost a patent lawsuit against Dutch electronics giant Philips in the UK -- one of four countries where the company has sued Nintendo for patent infringement.

The patents concerned govern motion control technologies; the two companies had been negotiating about them since 2011. Nintendo isn't taking the loss lying down, however, and plans to appeal the verdict. Nintendo of America has provided this statement from Nintendo of Europe regarding the case to Gamasutra:
On 20 June 2014, following a trial heard before Mr Justice Birss, the UK Patents Court found that the Wii, Wii U and Wii Remote infringe two patents (‘498 and ‘650) asserted against Nintendo by Philips Electronics. The ‘498 and ‘650 patents were held to be invalid as originally granted, but Philips Electronics were permitted to make validating amendments during the course of the litigation.

A further patent (‘484) was asserted by Philips Electronics but was found to be invalid.

Nintendo firmly believes that the amended ‘498 and ‘650 patents are invalid and intends to seek permission to appeal Mr Justice Birss’ judgment.

Philips Electronics has yet to make clear whether it intends to seek permission to appeal any part of the judgment.

Nintendo is committed to ensuring that this judgment does not affect continued sales of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories and will actively pursue all such legitimate steps as are necessary to avoid any interruptions to its business.

Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.

Nintendo has prevailed in several patent lawsuits in recent years, most recently in May and also earlier this month.


Related Jobs

Nuclear Division
Nuclear Division — Sherman Oaks, California, United States
[10.20.14]

Senior Game Designer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[10.20.14]

DevOps Engineer
Harmonix Music Systems
Harmonix Music Systems — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[10.20.14]

Client-Server Network Engineer
Harmonix Music Systems
Harmonix Music Systems — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
[10.20.14]

Software Engineer - Gameplay










Comments



none
 
Comment: