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Seattle Federal Court dismisses Wii patent lawsuit

8:25 AM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
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Score another legal victory for Nintendo.

A patent-infringement lawsuit brought against the company was dismissed by a federal judge in Seattle.  Triton had alleged that Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus accessory infringed one of Triton's patents.  Judge Richard A. Jones of the U.S. District Court dismissed the lawsuit following a ruling that rejected Triton's legal arguments.

"We feel vindicated by the court's ruling," said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America's deputy general counsel.  "Nintendo's track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, like the Triton lawsuit, when we believe that we have not infringed another party's patent. Consumers respect Nintendo because we develop unique and innovative products, and because we respect the intellectual property rights of others."

Triton had initially filed suit in Texas, but Nintendo won a transfer to Seattle.

Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo's victory in a patent-infringement case brought against Nintendo by IA Labs CA, LLC.

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