Nintendo Wins Latest Patent Case on 3DS
Nintendo Prevails Once Again.
A United States Federal Appeals Court judge ruled in favor of Nintendo reaffirming previous rulings in favor of the Kyoto based company. This ruling is the latest in the saga of legal patent cases filed by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc. and Tomita Technologies International, Inc. In the ruling, the judge asserted that the Nintendo 3DS technology is significantly different from the technology patented by Tomita Technologies.
This is the second appeal won by Nintendo, the first one being a April 2016 ruling in New York Federal Court, reversing a 2013 judgement against Nintendo which stated that Nintendo had infringed Tomita Technology's Patent. Tomita Technologies also attempted a patent claim in Japan without any success.
“We are very pleased with the Court’s decision,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “Nintendo 3DS has never used the technology in Tomita’s patent, and the Court’s ruling confirms Nintendo’s long tradition of using its own innovative technology. This case also proves once again that Nintendo will aggressively defend patent lawsuits when our products do not infringe, even when we must do so over many years, through multiple trials and in multiple countries.”