Court overturns jury verdict against Wii Remote, $10.1 million jury award nullified
In 2013, iLife Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit against Nintendo. The company claimed that motion-sensing accelerometer technology used in Wii Remote controllers infringed upon one of its patents. Five patents were previously dismissed, but Nintendo was ordered to pay damages relating to a sixth filing.
This past Friday, a federal court in Dallas ruled that this patent asserted against the Wii Remote was not valid, and determined that iLife Technologies Inc. was impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion. That means the ruling has nullified the $10.1 million jury award against Nintendo from 2017.
Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Deputy General Counsel, said in a statement:
“Nintendo has a long history of developing new and unique products, and we are pleased that, after many years of litigation, the court agreed with Nintendo. We will continue to vigorously defend our products against companies seeking to profit off of technology they did not invent.”
Source: Nintendo PR