Nintendo Wins Patent Infringement Battle with Creative Kingdoms

Nintendo has had a lot of courtroom drama over the past year and now they have won yet another lawsuit battle.  This time its a battle against theme park owners, Creative Kingdoms, involving the Wii remotes.  They claim that their magic wands that are used for kids to cast spells and complete various quests around the park are the same magic found in a Wii remote.

Despite their claims, the International Trade Commission found no such evidence valid and that their patent infringement claims were null and didn\’t infringe on anything.  Meanwhile, Nintendo continues to strengthen their stance on making quality hardware that is consumer friendly and that doesn\’t steal the value of other people’s ideas or projects. Nintendo’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway even helped drive that point home further.

\”Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we believe we have not infringed another party’s  patent.  Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property right of others,\” said Medway.

What do you think of Nintendo’s constant lawsuits? Are other companies just making false claims out of jealousy?

Tom Stovall