Nintendo claims appeals court patent win v Tomita

Nintendo said a US Appeals Court confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS system does not use technology covered in a patent asserted by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc. and Tomita Technologies International, Inc.

“The court specifically confirmed that Nintendo 3DS includes technology that is significantly different from the patented technology,” said Nintendo.

“This decision follows an earlier ruling in April 2016 by Judge Jed Rakoff in New York Federal Court that Nintendo does not infringe the patent, and vindicates Nintendo’s consistent position in this case over the last six years.

“This decision is the second in Nintendo’s favor by the Appeals Court, which first reversed a 2013 judgment against Nintendo.

“The decision in Nintendo’s favor also follows a failed attempt by Tomita to enforce a similar patent claim in Japan.”