Nintendo Gets $30M Patent Judgment Cut In Half

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge halved the $30.2 million jury verdict against Nintendo Co. Ltd. for allegedly infringing a patent belonging to Tomita Technologies International Inc., saying the jury had gone overboard and taken improper factors into account when calculating it.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff approved Nintendo's April motion for a reduction of the penalty, cutting what he called the "very large award" to $15.1 million and leaving Tomita to choose between accepting less or undertaking a new trial on damages.

"[T]he court finds that...
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