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Nintendo wins in court, again

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The United States Court of Appeals upheld the ruling by the International Trade Commission that Nintendo didn’t infringe on patents held by Motiva, LLC.

In November 2007, Motiva registered two patents titled "Human Movement Measurement System" and in 2008 they filed suit against Nintendo due to the technology used in the Wii.  Nintendo argued that there were no commercialized products using Motiva’s patented technology; in fact, not only was there no domestic industry in existence, it was not even in the process of being established.

Yesterday, the three circuit judges struck down the appeal, finding in favour of Nintendo.  It’s not exactly a surprise – a quick visit to Motiva’s website gives the clear impression that it is a shell of company.  They essentially did what plenty of other people have done with more success – register something (a domain name, patent, trademark) that they know a major company will want in the future, then wait to be bought out.  However in this case, it appears that they were wholly unsuccessful!

There goes a classic get rich quick scheme!  Hmmm, I suppose I’ll have to start selling snake oil, or maybe create a new pyramid scheme.  Ideas, anyone?

Last Updated: May 14, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

    May 14, 2013 at 15:43

    Good, skelm people should not get away with it.


  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    May 14, 2013 at 15:44

    Patent laws are fundamentally flawed. Glad a judge could see reason here because strictly speaking if the patent is there they would have to pay royalties of some kind to use it.

    But it’ still sad that current patent laws allows one to register it and make no effort to establish said patent.


  3. Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

    May 14, 2013 at 15:48


    On the anti-trolling this week. We have a couple of guys that are so close to jumping the fence… but still in the game. Only two are out. And I am really impressed with Deon, not even a borderline trolling! Even LC has contained the bile. Well done okes!


    • Illuchne Mancera

      May 14, 2013 at 15:51

      I couldn’t help it ok!!! lol


      • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

        May 14, 2013 at 15:54



    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      May 14, 2013 at 15:56

      I prefer to call it “passionate raging” not bile.


    • Trevor Davies

      May 14, 2013 at 16:05

      Wasn’t so much jumping as just peering over the edge to see what was on the other side, then swiftly returning.


      • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

        May 14, 2013 at 16:07

        Got my eye on you 🙂


  4. TiMsTeR1033

    May 15, 2013 at 08:09

    *sigh* in America you can sue people for anything, sneeze on wrong person and you end up in court… atleast this time the bastards didnt get away with it. lol


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