Federal Circuit Rules For Nintendo In Patent Case

Law360, New York (May 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit has ruled that a settlement agreement between an inventor and Analog Devices also covers Analog’s customers, including electronic game maker Nintendo of America.

Patent owner Jordan Spencer Jacobs holds the right to an invention related to a video game controller that the operator holds in two hands. The operator tilts the controller to achieve corresponding motion in the video game.

Jacobs sued various hardware manufacturers, including Microsoft and Logitech, alleging that they were directly infringing his patent. In the same action, he named...
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