A judge ruled in Nintendo’s favor when he found that the Nintendo 3DS does not infringe on a 3D technology patent. On April 24’th Judge Jed Rakoff, in New York, ruled that the Nintendo 3DS does not infringe on a patent on 3D display technology originally claimed by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc and Tomita Technologies International, Inc in 2011. Judge Rakoff ruled that the Nintendo 3DS performs its display significantly different from what was contemplated in the original patent by Tomita.
“We are very pleased with the court’s finding that Nintendo does not infringe,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products, and we aggressively defend patent lawsuits when our products do not infringe, even when we must do it over many years and through multiple trials.”
As with any technology, patent infringement claims will happen, Will this affect how Nintendo approaches the upcoming release of their next product, a rumored home console/handheld hybrid? Knowing the way Nintendo has acted in the past, nothing will really affect how they approach product releases, whether this is a good or bad thing in the future is yet to be seen; let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for the latest in news about Nintendo, and the rest of the gaming universe.