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Nintendo Fails to Kill Patent Claim Behind $10M Jury Verdict

Dec. 27, 2017, 4:56 PM

Nintendo of America Inc.’s administrative challenge to a patent related to motion sensing technology was partially revived by a federal appeals court Dec. 27, but it likely won’t knock out a $10.1 million jury verdict against the video game maker.

The decision is the latest chapter in the patent dispute between Nintendo and iLife Technologies Inc. In August, a Texas jury found several of Nintendo’s products infringed a claim in the patent and awarded iLife a lump-sum royalty for the technology.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board, part of the Patent and Trademark Office, had ruled against Nintendo in its ...