This morning, Nintendo of America sent out a press release confirming the news that we pretty much knew was coming last month, but we’re going to talk about it now because now it’s super-duper official. On Friday, April 28, a federal appeals court confirmed that a patent asserted against Nintendo by RecogniCorp should never have been granted. The company tried to claim a patent on Mii characters, which sounds insane to make a statement like that, but somehow they were granted a patent. Nintendo, of course, took the company to court and got the final decision on Friday. Here’s a quick quote from the press release sent out today, as we patiently wait for the next company to sue and lose in court to Nintendo.
“We are very pleased with the court’s decision,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “The decision marks another case in which Nintendo’s unique ideas overcame unjustified threats of patent infringement. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products and we will continue to vigorously defend all our products from meritless patent lawsuits.”