Nintendo has prevailed again in another patent infringement lawsuit, this time concerning the Wii Balance Board. The U.S. District Court of Maryland has ruled in Nintendo's favor, dictating that the Balance Board and Wii Fit by proxy did not in fact encroach on a patent held by IA Labs, marking their third consecutive court victory this year.
"Nintendo has a passionate tradition of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed on another party's patent. We refuse to succumb to patent trolls," said Rick Flamm, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of Law and General Counsel.
I don't know what's more embarrassing, that a senior vice president of Law and General Counsel just used the phrase "patent troll," or my atrocious headline "joke." I deserve those quotation marks, I really do.