Philips Wins Lawsuit Against Nintendo – Nintendo Responds

Just over a month ago, i posted a story here, which talks about Philips taking Nintendo to court, for infringing some of their patents, on the 20th of this month(June), Philips won that lawsuit, here is a quote from the source:

Judge Colin Birss said a Nintendo unit infringed two Philips patents in a ruling today. Nintendo, the world’s largest maker of video games, didn’t violate a third patent pertaining to modeling a body in a virtual environment, Birss said.

“The common general knowledge did not include a device combining a physical motion sensor with a camera and the reasons advanced by Nintendo for putting those two sensors together in one unit are unconvincing,” Birss wrote in the decision at the U.K. High Court.

Here is a quote from a Philips spokes man:

“We believe Nintendo infringed the patents and have tried to settle since 2011, but as that hasn’t worked out we had to take this step,”said Bjorn Teuwsen, a spokesman for Philips. “This case relates to other cases in the U.S., Germany and France. It might help in those cases, but that’s not up to me but to the local authorities in those countries.”

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Nintendo responded to loosing the court case by releasing this statement:

On 20 June 2014, following a trial heard before Mr Justice Birss, the UK Patents Court found that the Wii, Wii U and Wii Remote infringe two patents (‘498 and ‘650) asserted against Nintendo by Philips Electronics. The ‘498 and ‘650 patents were held to be invalid as originally granted, but Philips Electronics were permitted to make validating amendments during the course of the litigation.

A further patent (‘484) was asserted by Philips Electronics but was found to be invalid.

Nintendo firmly believes that the amended ‘498 and ‘650 patents are invalid and intends to seek permission to appeal Mr Justice Birss’ judgment.

Philips Electronics has yet to make clear whether it intends to seek permission to appeal any part of the judgment.

Nintendo is committed to ensuring that this judgment does not affect continued sales of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories and will actively pursue all such legitimate steps as are necessary to avoid any interruptions to its business.

Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others”

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