Court of Appeals Upholds Nintendo Win in Patent Lawsuit

  Court of Appeals Upholds Nintendo Win in Patent Lawsuit

      Court Says Nintendo Does Not Infringe, Upholds Attorney Fee Award

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REDMOND, Wash. -- June 19, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo’s
victory in a patent-infringement case brought against Nintendo by IA Labs CA,
LLC. The Court of Appeals agreed with the lower court that Nintendo did not
infringe IA Labs’ patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,121,982), and it upheld the lower
court’s ruling that IA Labs must pay Nintendo more than $236,000 in attorneys’

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo
of America’s deputy general counsel. “Nintendo has a long history of
developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property
rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits, like the IA Labs
lawsuit, when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s

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