Insert Phoenix Wright joke here.
Nintendo triumphantly announced today that they have prevailed in another patent case against them in a California court. Nintendo has had an up and down history in court when it comes to the DS, Wii, 3DS, and Wii U; but this time, the scales of justice tipped in the favor of the red plumber and his crew.
The Plantiffs in this particular case were Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation. Back in 2014, the ITC (International Trade Commission) decided in favor of Nintendo, finding that the 3DS and Wii U did not infringe on any patents.
Although they were defeated by Nintendo in court then, they pursued another similar case and lost again. According to the California courts the 3DS and Wii U do not infringe any asserted patents.
Nintendo’s Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance, had this to say regarding the decision via a press release today:
“We are very pleased with this decision, which again confirmed that Nintendo’s products do not infringe. It also confirms that Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo will defend its products and its innovations, even if it must do so multiple times in different places and over many years.”
How should Nintendo celebrate victory? Victory lap around the Mushroom Kingdom? Hopefully the NX will avoid similar legal troubles.