IA Labs Loses Patent Portfolio to Nintendo

By Jorge Ba-oh 09.01.2014 3

IA Labs Loses Patent Portfolio to Nintendo on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo has confirmed that the company has obtained the patent portfolio of IA Labs after a lengthy lawsuit.

IA Labs attempted to take down the House of Mario back in 2010 for possible patent infringement for a number of ideas it held - including Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. Nintendo were victorious two years later after a strong defense. IA Labs was then ordered to pay Nintendo fees and appeal costs for the case.

However, despite all this, IA Labs were unable to pay the amount due to Nintendo, so the remaining assets - including the company's parent portfolio - have been lapped up by Nintendo.

Should IA Labs have even attempted a lawsuit against Nintendo?

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"Take down the House of Mario"

Sounds exciting...

Woops... so a company sues Nintendo for something, but ends up having to give everything they own to them? Ouch.

Mess with the best, die like the rest?

darkflame (guest) 11.01.2014#3

Canyarion said:
Woops... so a company sues Nintendo for something, but ends up having to give everything they own to them? Ouch.

Mess with the best, die like the rest?

Maybe they said "Look Nintendo is doing stuff really like us!" and the court determined Nintendo did it first? (or had evidence of being first).
It would be hard to turn around and say "oh, its not like our thing" after you argued the same thing in reverse already.

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