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Appeals Court Upholds iLife Patent In $10M Wii / Wii U Gaming Judgment

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.

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38 comments

      1. But thankfully Nintendo earned 3 billion dollars thanks to selling 10 million Switch units. So 10 million dollars is less than 10% of their Switch earnings.

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      2. Still is someone that can be use for many things like: Research and develop for a new hardware, pay the employees for their hard work, making the online server better and many many other things

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      1. This is unacceptable. When Nintendo finally shining again, there are some bunch of m0#H3rf?+k3rs taking their money

        I wish their got burn with their pathetic patents

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      2. “This is unacceptable. When Nintendo finally shining again, there are some bunch of m0#H3rf?+k3rs taking their money

        I wish their got burn with their pathetic patents”

        This isn’t an argument that, by the letter of the law, they didn’t infringe a patent. I don’t think a patent should have been given at all in this case, but given that it was….

        The thing I was objecting to though is calling Texans stupid as a blanket statement. I don’t care that he’s from Texas. Nobody here’s given an actual reason the jury was wrong.

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      3. Not sure what you mean but I actually live in Texas and around the Dallas area I’ve had really crazy experiences working as a customer service rep. I say people in some areas in Texas because the part of Texas I moved from , people were a bit more level headed and considerate but it must be a city thing perhaps.

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      4. “Not sure what you mean”

        I mean insulting people over broad arbitrary characteristics is kind of a crappy thing to do.

        “but I actually live in Texas”

        Not particularly relevant. I’m wearing a Star Trek shirt right now. Doesn’t make it a whole lot better for me to start insulting people who wear star trek shirts in general.

        “I’ve had really crazy experiences working as a customer service rep. ”

        So have people working as customer service reps pretty much everywhere.

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      1. Since Nintendo earned $3,000,000,000 (I calculated the number of Switch sold by the cost of a Switch which is $300) it may not seem like much to give 10,000,000 but that money could be used for one or two Switch games. But is not a grave problem at least.

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  1. So let me get this BULLSHIT straight. Their “patent”, as confessed/proven, wasn’t written/filed properly and yet, still denied the appeal from that little fuck up? This is why as SpongeBob once said “Stupid?! No I’m Texas! What’s the difference?!” joke sticks out as a literal meaning. Their “justice” system is as screwed as their backward racist ass Southernist society. My traffic ticket got dismissed because the dumbass cops misspelled the address so why can’t they dismiss an improper IP filing?

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    1. ” wasn’t written/filed properly ”

      So a clerical error as part of the government office should come at the expense of the patent customer?

      “still denied the appeal from that little fuck up? ”

      An appeal wouldn’t normally cover that kind of a mistake, no.

      “Their “justice” system is as screwed as their backward racist ass Southernist society. ”

      You don’t get to take the moral high ground while being openly bigoted yourself. Also you probably shouldn’t be condescending while using words that don’t exist (southernist) and displaying you have no idea what’s going on with the case.

      “My traffic ticket got dismissed because the dumbass cops misspelled the address so why can’t they dismiss an improper IP filing?”

      It’s *exactly* the same principle. In the case of your ticket, the error works in the favor of the citizen effected. In the case of the patent error, it works in the favor of iLife. You’re explaining directly precisely why the clerical error doesn’t matter and are too caught being prejudiced to notice.

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      1. Listen CAREFULLY, if such error exists, it should be both parties over said document and process at fault for an overlooked mistake. You can’t just shrug it off because one side messed up. It involves both and in such sensitive process like this, you cannot afford to make any incorrect moves or lack of to have such assurance that the process will be properly fulfilled. In other words, this lawsuit and judgement is void. PERIOD.

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