Federal Circuit Court Vindicates Nintendo in ITC Patent Dispute

  Federal Circuit Court Vindicates Nintendo in ITC Patent Dispute

                  Nintendo Did Not Infringe Motiva’s Patents

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- May 13, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo’s
victory in a patent infringement case brought by Motiva, LLC against Nintendo
at the International Trade Commission. The Court of Appeals agreed with the
ITC that Motiva had failed to satisfy the agency’s domestic industry
requirement. The ITC had also ruled that Nintendo did not infringe Motiva’s
patents.

“We are very pleased with this result. The court confirmed that Motiva’s sole
activity, litigation against Nintendo, did not satisfy the ITC’s domestic
industry requirement,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s deputy
general counsel. “Nintendo has a passionate tradition of developing innovative
products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We
vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not
infringed another party’s patent.”

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launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1
billion video games and more than 654 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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