Back in August of this year, we reported that Nintendo was ordered to pay $10 million due to a patent lawsuit loss. It was iLife who were taking Nintendo to court as Nintendo supposedly infringed iLife’s patent for the motion-sensing accelerometer found in the Wii Remotes. Nintendo appealed the court’s decision, however, this week some bad news was delivered to the Big N. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week upheld iLife’s motion-sensing accelerometer patent, shutting down one of Nintendo’s avenues for appeal in a $10 million verdict handed down by a Texas jury.
Nintendo stated that iLife’s patent for the technology wasn’t written properly but it was ruled on Wednesday of this week that their argument was invalid and $10 million is still to be paid.
It’ll be interesting to see if Nintendo appeals once again.