Fed. Circ. Affirms Nintendo Win In 3-D Gaming Patent Row

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a New York federal court ruling that Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming console does not infringe a Tomita Technologies patent, the second time the appellate court found in favor of the video game giant in the long-running litigation.

Tomita Technologies, a company owned by a former Sony Corp. engineer, filed its patent infringement suit against Nintendo Co. and its U.S. unit in 2011. The patent relates to technology that inventor Seijiro Tomita developed for displaying 3-D images without the need for special glasses.

A jury in 2013 found Nintendo infringed and owed Tomita millions of dollars...

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