Nintendo Wins Ruling Against Patent Troll

Posted by | November 3, 2011

Of course they did. The video game giant recently won a ruling against Motiva, a company that had been suing Nintendo over a patent for a means of tracking a player through the position of their controller. Turns out, Motiva couldn’t establish they had developed a market for their patent, which is to say, they were sitting on it like a scabrous chicken might rest clucking atop a hand grenade. Those hardcore gamers at Businessweek have the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    November 3, 2011 6:59 am

    Another one bites the dust. Anything that kicks a patent troll back under their bridge is good in my book. Incidentally, this also helps clear the way for Nintendo to further develop their motion control technology, say, straight into the next generation of the Wii console.

    Really, all Nintendo has to do is boost the power of the Wii to match the Playstation 3, add a basic online matchmaking and social service, a Battle.Net rubbed all over with Mario juices, and then open the floodgates to exact ports of modern games. That will put them at the top of the market. Throw a Pokemon MMO on the deal as a pack-in, and Nintendo will win video games forever.

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