UPDATED: Nintendo Wins 3DS Patent Case

Last week California Judge Saundra Armstrong threw out a patent infringement claim leveled against Nintendo by Quintal Research Group, Inc. The judge had found that eight of Nintendo’s various handheld gaming systems, including the 3DS, DSi, and Gameboy Advance, did not violate any patents held by Quintal. For these reasons, Judge Armstrong dismissed the case.

“We are very pleased to have this case dismissed,” said Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. “The result in this case continues to prove that Nintendo will vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits and will not pay to settle cases simply to avoid litigation. Nintendo continues to support patent reform efforts that reduce the unnecessary and inefficient burden cases like this one place on technology companies in the United States.”

UPDATE: On August 4th, 2015, another patent infringement lawsuit leveled against Nintendo has been dismissed in a Washington state court of law, marking the second victory for the gaming giant in just under a month.


The leader in handheld gaming, Nintendo’s 3DS has been among the best-selling consoles of this generation and has shipped over 50 million units, according to Nintendo, since its release in February of 2011.

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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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