Nintendo wins lawsuit against Impulse technologies after U.S. District Court ruling
Nintendo has overcome a drawn out lawsuit with Impulse technologies. The Wii patent suit had been going for a while and today the suit was dismissed.
Impulse had been brought the lawsuit on Nintendo saying they infringed on one of Impulse’s patents with the Wii remote, balance board and other Wii controllers.
Nintendo says they are “very pleased” with this court ruling. No duh!
You can read the full press release on this ruling below.
REDMOND, Wash., Oct 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A patent-infringement lawsuit brought against Nintendo of America was voluntarily dismissed by plaintiff Impulse Technology Ltd. Impulse had alleged that Nintendo’s Wii console, Wii Remote controller, Wii Balance Board accessory and Wii Fit Plus software infringed one of Impulse’s patents (U.S. Patent No. 5,524,637).
Impulse abandoned the lawsuit following an unfavorable decision from Judge James Gwin of the U.S. District Court in Cleveland that undermined Impulse’s legal arguments.
“We are very pleased with the court’s ruling, which forced Impulse to walk away from this lawsuit,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel.
“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.”