Once again, Nintendo has triumphed over patent trolls. Besides prevailing over IA Labs, a company taking them to court over patents allegedly being infringed upon in the Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit, Nintendo's Legal & General Counsel actually referred to the company as "patent trolls".
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For the third consecutive time this year, Nintendo has prevailed in a patent litigation in the U.S. A Maryland U.S. District Court judge has summarily dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo brought by IA Labs CA, LLC. IA Labs had alleged that the Wii Balance Board accessory and Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software infringed on one of its patents (U.S. Patent No. 7,121,982).
“Nintendo has a passionate tradition of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent. We refuse to succumb to patent trolls,” said Rick Flamm, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of Legal & General Counsel.
Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board