Nintendo ordered to pay $10m in Wii patent case

Law firm Munck Wilson Mandala said it secured a $10.1 million verdict on behalf of its client iLife Technologies in a patent infringement case involving motion detection technology for Nintendo Wii gaming systems.

The case, iLife Technologies Inc. v. Nintendo of America Inc., was tried in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas before Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn.

“This is a great outcome for iLife and for our firm,” said Munck Wilson Mandala’s managing partner William Munck.

“Munck Wilson Mandala worked with iLife on this patent; we have represented them for the past two decades. To see a patent we wrote and now defended receive such a great verdict is an honor.”

Munck Wilson Mandala said the jury found in favor of iLife, which sued Nintendo of America Inc., a subsidiary of Nintendo Co. Ltd., for infringement of U.S. Patent Number 6,864,796 covering motion-sensing technology incorporated into the Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles.