Nintendo has won a patent infringement lawsuit filed by IA Labs that claimed the Wii Fit Balance Board infringed on one of its patents. IA Labs had sued Nintendo claiming that its Balance Board used with Wii Fit and other Wii software infringed on its rowing machine device (which attaches to a PC). The lawsuit was found to have no merit and was dismissed by a US District Court judge.
"We refuse to succumb to patent trolls," Nintendo legal eagle Rick Flamm said. "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 another party's patent," he added.
Filing patent Infringement lawsuits seems to be a popular pastime amongst technology companies and firms that specialize in obtaining patents and suing others for infringing on them. Congress probably needs to think about some more reforms at this point...