Nintendo wins appeal: Creative Kingdoms’ patent invalid
The federal appeals court has confirmed Nintendo’s win in a patent infringement case brought at the International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms. Creative Kingdoms asked the ITC to block importation of Wii U and Wii consoles, but it was reaffirmed that the company’s patents are invalid and should not have been issued. This is because Creative Kingdoms tried to claim more than it invented.
Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel, said of today’s news:
“We are pleased with the court’s determination. Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, particularly when the patents are being stretched beyond the inventors’ ideas. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”
Source: Nintendo PR