Four years ago, iLife Technologies Inc. filed a $144,000,000 patent lawsuit against Nintendo for an infringement of motion-sensing accelerometer technology in Wiimotes. Today, the verdict has gone out. Nintendo lost the lawsuit and must pay $10,000,000. Both sides have commented on the verdict in official statements. Legal firm Munck Wilson Mandala, who represents iLife, was pleased with the verdict:
Since 2013, Munck Wilson Mandala has represented iLife. Today’s verdict is the result of our commitment to excellence and an outstanding team effort.
However, if you think Nintendo is going to accept this, think again. Nintendo disagrees with the verdict and they plan to repeal it:
On Aug. 31, 2017, a jury in Texas found that certain Wii and Wii U video game systems and software bundles infringed a patent belonging to iLife Technologies Inc. related to detecting if a person has fallen down. The jury awarded iLife $10 million in damages. Nintendo disagrees with the decision, as Nintendo does not infringe iLife’s patent and the patent is invalid. Nintendo looks forward to raising those issues with the district court and with the court of appeals.