Fenner Investments Ltd filed suit against all of the current games console manufacturers a while back, aimed at each console's supposed infringement on its patent for "a low-voltage joystick port interface." Nintendo's case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas on Monday. Nintendo, as you can imagine, was quite pleased, with the company's senior VP and legal counsel, Rick Flamm, on-hand for the verdict. "Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others," he said, elaborating that Nintendo has no problem fighting these kinds of suits when it believes the company has not "infringed another party's patent."

Oh yeah, Nintendo? Well, how do you explain the Virtual Boy? It's obviously a complete rip-off of submarine periscope technology.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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