ITC Lets Nintendo Off Hook In Wii Controller Patent Case

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday handed Nintendo Co. Ltd. a preliminary victory in a case brought by video game technology maker Motiva LLC, finding Nintendo's Wii system did not infringe Motiva’s patents covering wireless controller devices.

In an initial determination, Administrative Law Judge Robert K. Rogers Jr. found Nintendo had committed no violations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act in its importation of Wii systems, but did uphold the validity of the Motiva patents.

Nintendo’s Wii system did not directly infringe Motiva’s U.S....
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