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Nintendo Settles Wii Controller Lawsuit

Nintendo and Nyko today settled one of the many prending lawsuits pertaining to Wii controllers. The lawsuit, filed by Nintendo back in June, accused Nyko of violating trademarks and patents through its Wii Kama Wireless Nunchuks.

The settlement will allow Nyko and its retail partners to sell a redesigned Wii Kama Wireless Nunchuk. Specific terms of the agreement were not provided. Thus far, Nintendo has only officially released a wired version of the Wii Nunchuk add-on.

Left, Nyko's Kama Nunchuk. Right, Nintendo's Official Nunchuk

"We are pleased to have resolved this dispute," said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. "The Nunchuk and Wii brands are familiar to consumers worldwide, and Nintendo is dedicated to vigorous defense of those brands."

From The Chatty

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    December 17, 2008 12:10 PM

    Hahaha, so basically they had no case, end of story. It always makes me happy when these bullshit lawsuits turn out the way they should, instead of the way that gets paid for.

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      December 17, 2008 1:13 PM

      "Specific terms of the agreement were not provided."

      They may have had a case, and simply settled for buckets of money and/or the redesign mentioned in the article. I doubt Nyko would have just volunteered to redesign their Nunchuk if there was no case at all.

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      December 17, 2008 4:17 PM

      How you came to this conclusion is beyond me.