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Nintendo’s Win Confirmed In Patent Case Against Mii Characters

On April 28, a federal appeals court confirmed that the patent asserted against Nintendo by RecogniCorp should never have been granted. The court’s order resolves a patent infringement lawsuit originally filed against Nintendo in 2011, in which RecogniCorp, LLC claimed that Nintendo’s Mii characters employed the same techniques described in the patent for making police sketches of suspects.

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “The decision marks another case in which Nintendo’s unique ideas overcame unjustified threats of patent infringement. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products and we will continue to vigorously defend all our products from meritless patent lawsuits.”

11 thoughts on “Nintendo’s Win Confirmed In Patent Case Against Mii Characters”

  1. Ohhh nooooo, those characters for game consoles are totally going to kill our suspect sketches for the police™ business now….

  2. This just in: RecogniCorp sues Leonardo Da Vinci because they have a patent on how to draw a smile.

  3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits. This use to be something that awaited those for all consoles. It's sad it's mostly just a PS4 slogan these days. Maybe Nintendo will get back to that greatness with the Switch. Only time will tell.}

    Another patent troll bites the dust-AH!

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