Nintendo Ripped Off Memory Chips, Chip Designer Tells Jury

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 9:01 PM EST) -- Nintendo of America Inc. ripped off Creative Integrative Systems Inc.’s design for read-only memory chips and used it in video game cartridges for years, Creative told a California federal jury on Tuesday during opening statements in the circuit design company’s patent infringement suit against the video game giant.

During day one of the trial in Los Angeles, Calif., Todd G. Vare of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, representing Creative, told the jury that U.S. Patent Number 5,241,497, filed in 1990 by the company's co-founder, James A. Komarek,...
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