Nintendo patent case thrown out

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Nintendo has been the subject of several patent-related lawsuits against its popular Wii console, but Nintendo has issued a press release saying that a court has dismissed a lawsuit by Guardian Media Technologies regarding the parental controls on playing DVDs.

The case, which has been complicated from the start since Nintendo’s Wii does not have any DVD playback functionality but does have parental controls for games, was started six months ago. Another dozen or so defendants are also named in the suit.

“We are very pleased with the Court’s decision,” Rick Flamm, its senior vice president of legal and general counsel, said in a press release.

“Nintendo vigorously defends patent lawsuits. At the earliest stages of this case, Nintendo convinced the Court to dismiss this case as Guardian’s patent had nothing to do with Nintendo’s products.”

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