Nintendo wins Patent case Against 3DS


Nintendo Wins Patent Case Filed Against Nintendo 3DS and Other Hand-Held Systems


Nintendo Continues to Defend its Innovations Against Patent Lawsuits



REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On July 17, 2015, Nintendo won a patent case in federal court in Oakland, California. Judge Saundra Armstrong found that eight of Nintendo’s popular hand-held systems, including the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance systems, do not infringe a patent asserted against those products by Quintal Research Group, Inc. Judge Armstrong therefore dismissed the case. Quintal is a patent-assertion company run by the named inventor of the asserted patent, who is also a patent lawyer.

“We are very pleased to have this case dismissed,” said Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. “The result in this case continues to prove that Nintendo will vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits and will not pay to settle cases simply to avoid litigation. Nintendo continues to support patent reform efforts that reduce the unnecessary and inefficient burden cases like this one place on technology companies in the United States.”

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My Thoughts  

I am glad that Nintendo won this case because too many organizations sit on patents in attempts to sue someone in the future. These Patent trolls are a parasite on innovation and they only survive because companies don't want to deal with them , and pay up so it's good to see Nintendo fight these trolls and win .