Microsoft, Nintendo Joystick Patent Win Appealed

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 3:25 PM EDT) -- A notice of appeal from a Texas patent-holding company has reignited its joystick patent spat with Nintendo of America Inc. and Microsoft Corp., which won summary judgments of noninfringement in March.

Fenner Investments Ltd. filed the notice of appeal Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which had entered a final amended judgment against Fenner the day before.

Fenner expressly appeals the amended final judgment, an earlier final judgment, the order granting summary judgment and an Aug. 22 opinion interpreting the...
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