Nintendo Ruled Against By Jury In Wii Remote Lawsuit


iLife filed a lawsuit against Nintendo over the motion-sensing accelerometers used in Wii and Wii U. iLife has been awarded $10 million by a Texas Jury.

Nintendo has provided a statement explaining “On Aug. 31, 2017, a jury in Texas found that certain Wii and Wii U video game systems and software bundles infringed a patent belonging to iLife Technologies Inc. related to detecting if a person has fallen down.

“The jury awarded iLife $10 million in damages. Nintendo disagrees with the decision, as Nintendo does not infringe iLife’s patent and the patent is invalid. Nintendo looks forward to raising those issues with the district court and with the court of appeals.”

iLife received a lot less than they were originally seeking, back when the case was raised nearly four years ago. iLife originally filed for $144 million in infringement.

Nintendo were also sued earlier this year, by company Gamevice and the design of the Nintendo Switch removable Joy-Con controllers.