Submitted by Valay 471d ago | news

Nintendo defeats non-practicing entity in global patent fight

In February 2009, Wall Wireless, LLC initiated a patent infringement case against Nintendo. But today, Nintendo announced that the court dismissed the case. (Nintendo DS)

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yellowgerbil  +   472d ago
Nowhere in the article did it say WHAT the infringement was...
Betting it was some really obscure napkin sketch for a device to smell distant objects, probably deemed void by the sweat smudges...
SilentNegotiator  +   471d ago
Added an alt source that actually mentions it. Although it's ridiculously vague (probably why it was thrown out).
randomass171  +   471d ago
No real surprise there. Shouldn't there be a law against patent trolling like this?
Cobra951  +   471d ago
"method and apparatus for creating and distributing real-time interactive media content through wireless communication networks and the internet."

In other words, a smelly crock, rightly dismissed by the patent office. Unfortunately, this is a drop in the ocean of bullshit software patents. That same joystiq story ends by mentioning a newer lawsuit by "Phillips" [sic] against Nintendo for violating its "Virtual Body Control Device" and "User Interface System Based on Pointing Device" patents. Look at that last quote in particular. We may as well be able to patent the process of driving nails into wood with a hammer, and charge all carpenters royalties when they go to work.
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3-4-5  +   471d ago
There are people who PURPOSELY file vague patents ALL DAY EVERY DAY.

Eventually it's going to catch up to us or them and somebody is going to have to deal with it because it's getting a little stupid now.

Shysters are the worst.
Activemessiah  +   472d ago
One down, ∞ to go.

Let's face it, people are lining up to have a go at them.
marloc_x  +   471d ago
I can understand what a large portion of Nintendo's operating cost is going towards.. *should have been a lawyer*
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secretcode  +   471d ago
Good. Can't stand patent trolls.

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