A federal appeals court has determined that a patent infringement suit brought against Nintendo by Triton Tech of Texas, regarding its Wii console, is invalid. Judge Richard Jones of the Seattle district court found that the patent filed by Triton was not detailed enough to describe a complete invention, and so he dismissed the case. The appeals court upheld that dismissal on June 13.
Nintendo has been the subject of many such lawsuits lately, and its VP of legal counsel even went so far as to directly call out the spate of patent trolling. In a comment accompanying the more recent finding, general counsel Richard Medway echoed that sentiment.
“We are very pleased with this result,” said Medway. “Nintendo has a long tradition of developing unique and innovative products, while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo continues to aggressively defend itself against patent trolls. After many years of litigation, the decision today reflects an appropriate resolution of this case.”