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Nintendo has once again defeated a patent troll and saved itself from a hefty fee

5/20/14 4:00pm

Life is all about those small victories and Nintendo has once again defeated a patent troll. Inventor Corbett Wall of Taiwan claimed Nintendo infringed on a patent for "an apparatus like a cellular telephone to create a message by singing into the apparatus or by pressing buttons on the apparatus as he listens to background music presented by the apparatus."

Sony and Nokia were also wrapped up in the suit, but U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love dismissed Wall’s claims of infringement, following a similar motion from Nintendo and Wall the day before. This decision reflects that of the Japanese patent office, so obviously Nintendo is thrilled with the statement “Nintendo vigorously defends patent lawsuits and other proceedings when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patents. It does not matter where such cases are filed or if it takes more than five years to vindicate our position".

Let's hope the Philips lawsuit won't take nearly as long.

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