Seattle Federal Court Dismisses Wii Patent Lawsuit Filed against Nintendo

  Seattle Federal Court Dismisses Wii Patent Lawsuit Filed against Nintendo

                  Triton Tech Suit Dismissed after Transfer

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- June 28, 2013

A patent-infringement lawsuit brought against Nintendo of America was
dismissed by a federal judge in Seattle. Triton had alleged that Nintendo’s
Wii MotionPlus accessory infringed one of Triton’s patents (U.S. Patent No.
5,181,181). Judge Richard A. Jones of the U.S. District Court dismissed the
lawsuit following a ruling that rejected Triton’s legal arguments. Triton had
initially filed suit in Texas, but Nintendo won a transfer to Seattle.

“We feel vindicated by the court’s ruling,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of
America’s deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that
we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, like the Triton lawsuit, when we believe
that we have not infringed another party’s patent. Consumers respect Nintendo
because we develop unique and innovative products, and because we respect the
intellectual property rights of others.”

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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
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systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
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Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
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