Nintendo says it refuses to ‘succumb to patent trolls’ as it wins Maryland case

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Nintendo issued a fairly terse press release earlier today, announcing that it has prevailed in a US patent lawsuit for the "third consecutive time this year." That particular case concerned Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board accessory and Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software, which a company called IA Labs said infringed on one of its patents (No. 7,121,982); a claim that was dismissed by the Maryland District Court judge in the case. IA Labs was also more or less dismissed as a company by Nintendo’s senior vice president of legal and general counsel Rick Flamm, who said that "we vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent," and that "we refuse to succumb to patent trolls." The company’s full statement can be found after the break.Continue reading Nintendo says it refuses to ‘succumb to patent trolls’ as it wins Maryland caseNintendo says it refuses to ‘succumb to patent trolls’ as it wins Maryland case originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

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