Nintendo Prevails in ITC Case
Creative Kingdoms’ Patents Found Invalid
REDMOND, Wash. -- September 12, 2013
On Sept. 12, 2013, Nintendo won a patent infringement case brought at the
International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms. The commission found that
Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems do not infringe Creative Kingdoms’ patents.
The commission also found that Creative Kingdoms’ patents are invalid.
“We are pleased with the commission’s determination,” said Richard Medway,
Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record
demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we believe we have
not infringed another party’s patent. Nintendo continues to develop unique and
innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of
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