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Nintendo wins Wii patent lawsuit

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Nintendo won a patent-infringement lawsuit involving the Wii today when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in the game company’s favor.

U.S. District Court Judge David Cercone in Pittsburgh granted a summary judgment in Nintendo’s favor and ruled that there was no need for a jury trial. Copper Innovations Group had sued Nintendo, alleging that the Wii console and its controllers infringed on one of its patents, U.S. patent No. 5,640,152.

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel. “Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent, despite the risks that this policy entails.”