A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nintendo brought by Copper Innovations Group, alleging that the Wii console and its controllers infringed on one of its patents.
David Cercone of the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh granted summary judgment in Nintendo's favor and ruled that there was no need for a jury trial.
"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. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts of our legal team."
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