Nintendo Gets $10 Million Wii Remote Patent Verdict Reversed

Jan. 21, 2020, 10:10 PM

iLife Technologies Inc.'s $10.1 million patent infringement verdict against Nintendo of America over Nintendo’s motion-detecting Wii controllers was reversed by a Dallas federal court judge.

iLife’s patent was invalid because it covered an abstract idea, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas said Friday.

iLife sued Nintendo for infringing a claim of U.S. Patent No. 6,864,796, which covered “a system for evaluating body movement relative to an environment” with “a sensor that detects dynamic and static accelerative phenomena of the body.” A jury found Nintendo’s “wiimote” infringed the patent and awarded iLife $10.1 million as a lump ...

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