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Nintendo and Nyko Settle Lawsuit

by Francesca DiMola - December 18, 2008, 9:15 pm PST
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Nyko permitted to distribute redesigned nunchuk controller.

Nintendo's legal dispute with Nyko technologies over patent infringement was resolved earlier this week.

In April 2008 Nintendo filed a lawsuit stating Nyko's wireless nunchuk violated Nintendo's patented design and the name nunchuk itself was in violation of Nintendo's copyrighted intellectual property. Nintendo sought an order to prevent Nyko from selling the controller along with cash compensation.

Recently the dispute was settled under the agreement that Nyko will be allowed to sell a redesigned version of the remote. Nintendo Representative of America Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Nintendo is "pleased to have resolved this dispute."

NINTENDO, NYKO SETTLE PATENT AND TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

Settlement Resolves Dispute about Wireless Controllers

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 17, 2008 – Nintendo of America Inc. and Nyko Technologies, Inc. today announced they have settled a lawsuit brought by Nintendo regarding Nintendo’s intellectual property rights relating to its popular Nunchuk® controller.

Under the agreement, Nyko will continue to sell a redesigned version of its Kama wireless controller.

"We are pleased to have resolved this dispute," said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. "The Nunchuk and Wii brands are familiar to consumers worldwide, and Nintendo is dedicated to vigorous defense of those brands."

"Nyko Technologies is proud to be an industry leader in gaming accessories," said Herschel Naghi, CEO of Nyko, "and we will continue to develop exciting products for the benefit of the gaming community."

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