Nintendo Wins Patent Suit

3ds1Here’s your extremely technical and legal news for the day: The 3DS doesn’t infringe on a processor patent.

Back in 2012, Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, and Patriotic Scientific Corporation (all companies that could be villains in a season of 24) sued Nintendo. Their charge was simple: The Nintendo 3DS and DSi allegedly infringed on the companies’ patents for system clocks and processors – something super technical, basically.




If you’ve been following the case, here’s some news: The International Trade Commission has sided with Nintendo in the suit, ruling that the designs of the machines do not infringe on the patents above. Here’s Nintendo’s response:


“We are very pleased with the commission’s determination, which confirmed the judge’s finding that Nintendo’s products do not infringe the asserted patent. Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, including cases in the ITC, when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patent. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”