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Second Patent Infringement Case Against Nintendo 3DS Won by Nintendo
Nintendo has been giving a shut up call to a number of companies that filed patent infringement cases against them for a while. This time it was Secure Axcess that lost to them on 10 different disputed legal issues regarding a patent.
The case in question is the same that was filed back in 2013 against the Japanese company and as many as 11 retailers who were selling 3DS and other DC handheld systems.
It took two years but finally on July 9, 2015 Judge Ricardo Martinez has ruled that Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS do not infringe any of the patent claims made by Secure Axcess.
Devon Pritchard, the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at Nintendo of America added that “we are very pleased with the court’s rulings and outcome in this case, and will continue to vigorously defend our innovative products against patent lawsuits.”
Previously, Nintendo has won a similar lawsuit against Quintal Research Group, Inc. Explaining the latest lawsuit against Secure Axcess, the company added:
The rulings led the patent holder, Secure Axcess, LLC, to agree that Nintendo’s well-known hand-held systems, including Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DS, do not infringe. Secure Axcess is a patent-assertion company that originally filed suit against Nintendo and 11 retailers of Nintendo products in a Texas court in January 2013. Since then the case was transferred to the Washington court, where it has now been dismissed.
Patent infringement cases are not new, even Philips filed a case last year against Wii U.