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Nintendo Wins Patent Case Brought Against Mii Characters

Nintendo has prevailed in a patent case in Seattle federal court concerning the company’s Mii characters. Judge Richard A. Jones found that U.S. Patent No. 8,005,303, which relates to ways of storing police sketch-artist data, was invalid. RecogniCorp LLC, a patent-assertion company, filed this case in 2011, claiming that the Mii characters used on Nintendo’s systems, including Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS, infringed the patent.

Judge Jones held that the patent was an improper attempt to monopolize mathematical operations, which cannot be patented. The Judge therefore did not need to rule directly on Nintendo’s non-infringement arguments.

“We are very pleased with Judge Jones’ decision, which finally put an end to RecogniCorp’s attempt to cover inventions to which it has no rights,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “Nintendo will continue to protect its products and innovations against accusations of patent infringement.”

Source: PR

17 comments

    1. Because their cases makes no fucking sense and they’re just going after their money because 1. They never register their own shit until a bigger company does so they can fake a lawsuit ON PURPOSE and 2. They got nothing better to do than wishing they’re just as successful.

    2. That’s why I know don’t know why these assholes even try. Nintendo has never lost a patent case because they don’t falsely take credit for someone else’s idea. Damn these idiots need to stop, YOU CAN’T BEAT NINTENDO BECAUSE THEY’RE SMARTER THAN YOU’LL EVER BE!!!!

  1. What the fuck does police sketch data have to do with Mii’s? If a sketch of a criminal looks like a Mii my god I’d burst out laughing and be like yup that’s definitely the guy lol.

  2. Wow Nintendo seriously has a lot of bullshit to do deal with! Glad they keep pulling through these. everythings all about money these days.

  3. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

    What, what, & what? … *shrug* They lost to Nintendo so end of story.

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