Nintendo Responds to Guilty Verdict in Patent Case

Yesterday, we reported that Nintendo had been found guilty in the case concerning an infringement on patent copyright in regards to 3D technology. The former Sony employee, Seijiro Tomita, brought the case against Nintendo and won $30.2 million in damages from the company.

Nintendo has responded to that verdict by issuing a brief statement to Kotaku about their products and their intentions:

“A jury awarded $30.2 million in damages to Tomita Technologies in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Tomita against Nintendo. The Tomita patent did not relate to the 3D games playable on the Nintendo 3DS. The trial was held in U.S. District Court in New York before Judge Jed Rakoff.

Nintendo is confident that the result will be set aside. The jury’s verdict will not impact Nintendo’s continued sales in the United States of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories, including the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

It looks like Nintendo is definitely appealing the decision—we’ll keep you updated as the story develops.


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