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Nintendo prevails in yet another patent suit

Though it suffered a major setback in a case against Philips recently, the video game giant has yet again won a case that could have stopped sales of the Wii U.

Christian Nutt, Contributor

December 19, 2014

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Nintendo has won another patent suit -- this time against Creative Kingdoms, which had tried to block the importation of its Wii and Wii U consoles due to alleged patent infringement. According to the statement released by Nintendo, Creative Kingdoms' patents were deemed invalid because they claimed "more than the company invented." Earlier this year, in a Gamasutra blog post, an attorney analyzed the spread of "VR controller" patents and found that Creative Kingdoms ranked fifth. This is the latest in a long string of patent victories for Nintendo. "We vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party's patent," company counsel said just two years ago. However, Nintendo did suffer a recent setback in this arena: It lost a suit to European electronics giant Philips, and was forced to sign a licensing agreement with the company.

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