Nintendo today announced Dallas federal court has ruled in its favor regarding a 2013 patent dispute filed by iLife Technologies Inc. The court says the patents asserted against Nintendo’s technology, the Wii Remote specifically, are “not valid,” and thus can’t be used to sue for damages or other types of patent infringement-related compensation.
Following Nintendo, iLife was “impermissible” attempting to make use of its early motion sensor patents to cover a broad range of gadgets. iLife initially appeared to have the benefit in its suit — a jury awarded the corporate a $10.1 million verdict, however lately, that ruling was overturned.
Frankly, we’re unsure that such a small sum would have made a lot of a dent in Nintendo’s backside line. The gaming behemoth is value billions of these days, so $10 million most likely would have been little greater than a drop within the bucket. Additionally, it is possible that Nintendo’s authorized charges associated with this case already got here near the $10 million marks — expert company lawyers are expensive, and seven years is a long time to pay for that tier of authorized help.