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Nintendo's legal defense against Ohio-based Motiva LLC might be at an end after five years. The house that Mario built has been fending off a patent suit since 2008, when Motiva filed a claim based on the Wii's ability to sense position and movement.
Today the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found that Motiva's motivations for suing Nintendo were solely to collect damages and win a settlement. In order to have been successful, Motiva would have had to prove that it was making a significant investment to bring a product to market using its patents.
According to Reuters, Motiva will continue to appeal. Nintendo will be able to continue to importing the Wii unless Motiva is successful in its case.
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