It was over a couple of years ago in late 2013, but you may recall hearing about how Nintendo had a federal lawsuit filed against them by a company called iLife Technology concerning the Wii and its motion-tracking technology. This case was recently closed on August 31, 2017, when the jury for the case ruled for a $10 million award in favor of iLife Technology.

The lawsuit was initially filed in December of 2013 when iLife Technology claimed that Nintendo violated six of their patents, with the primary focus being on technology that could detect when a person had fallen down. Nintendo retorted that the patent was insufficiently worded and that although the Wii shared similar technology, iLife and Nintendo had arrived at similar ends through very different means.

Nintendo has stated that they will appeal the verdict. This isn’t the first time that Nintendo has appealed a court decision and in fact, has successfully done so many times. Only time will tell if they will win this one, too.

Source: Go Nintendo
  • Someone

    As Nintendo said… There are birds with wings and insects with wings, they don’t have nothing in common about how they work at all but they both ended in the same funtion, flying… its a shame, it looks like everyone hates Nintendo for implementing mechanics to gameplay… I wonder why isn’t Sony patent infringement, their motion controller worked for the same function