Appeals Court Upholds iLife Patent in $10M Wii Gaming Judgment
he U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week upheld iLife’s motion-sensing accelerometer patent, shutting down one of Nintendo’s avenues for appeal in a $10 million verdict handed down by a Texas jury in an infringement case against the technology used in the company’s Wii Remote controller.
In August, a Dallas jury found that Nintendo’s controller infringed on a patent held by iLife. The $10.1 million award came nearly four years after iLife Technologies Inc. and Dallas-based law firm Munck Wilson Mandala filed a $144 million patent infringement case against Nintendo.
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