The patent community is a veritable jungle where many manufacturers and inventors compete. This has resulted in numerous lawsuits, such as the one brought by iLife Technologies Inc to Nintendo in 2013 over six patents.
The company had indeed filed a complaint against Nintendo for infringement and infringement of several patents about the Wiimote and its motion recognition technology. If the various hearings had made it possible to challenge iLife on five of the six patents from 2016, the last one had driven Nintendo to pay $ 10.1 million in 2017. Finally, federal court in Dallas has quashed the decision, as indicated VG247. According to the court, iLife Technologies has attempted, “in an unacceptable way, to take the general concept of motion recognition by sensors”. Ajay Singh, deputy general counsel for Nintendo of America, said in the decision:
Nintendo has a long history of developing new and unique products, and we are pleased that, after many years of litigation, the court has come to an agreement with Nintendo. We will continue to vigorously defend our products against companies that seek to take advantage of technology that they did not invent.
As a reminder, the concept of Wii, if it had disappointed some of the players, had allowed the machine to find its place in very many homes, since it has passed about 101.7 million units.
Through MalloDelic, Journalist jeuxvideo.com