Friday, June 12, 2009

Nintendo defeats patent suit

Guardian Media Technologies Ltd, yeah I don't know either, had filed suit against the big N alleging infringement on patent no. 4,930,158.

“We are very pleased with the Court’s decision,” said Rick Flamm, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of Legal and general counsel. “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.”

That's all well and good but what's the patent for? Well, as near as I can figure, and bear in mind that I can just barely understand the legalese. It's a code that a user (that's you) can input into a piece of recording equipment that inhibits viewing by anyone other than themselves.

Why this was filed against Nintendo in the firs place is anybody's guess.

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