Nintendo re-defends Wiimote patent lawsuit

Japanese platform holder Nintendo has found itself once again accused of infringing upon the patents held by tech firm UltimatePointer.

Referencing the Wii Remote, UltimatePointer claimed that Nintendo’s iconic handheld motion controller matched up with its own patented handheld pointing device that can be used to control the cursor on a projected computer screen."

A Seattle court ruled in Nintendo’s favour back at the end of 2014 and now a second attempt has once again been denied by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

"This case again demonstrates that Nintendo will vigorously defend itself and its innovations against patent lawsuits," said Ajay Singh, director of litigation and compliance at Nintendo of America.

Develop has the full story.

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