Nintendo has won a ruling in yet another plagiarism case.
In a recent International Trade Commission case against Nintendo over technology infringement claims, the judge has ruled in Nintendo's favor.
Ohio-based Motiva LLC had claimed that Nintendo's Wii console infringed on two patents for a game system that tracks the user's position through the controller. The ITC judge, Robert Rogers, however, found that Motiva had not established that it had a market for their inventions in the U.S., which is an integral factor for making such a case.
In an email statement by Rick Flamm, Nintendo of America's general counsel said, “Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others”.
The judge's finding is subject to review by the U.S. International Trade Commission, and if any investigation goes ahead, it is scheduled to finish the case by March 5.
This is not the first time small companies have filed infringement claims against Nintendo. These cases happen on a semi-regular basis, and just two months ago similar claims were made by companies ThinkOptics and UltimatePointer.