* US appeals court reverses Anascape win
* Case focused on game controllers
WASHINGTON, April 13 Nintendo 7974.OS won a
patent appeal on Tuesday in a fight with Anascape over
technology used in video game controllers.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a
ruling that reversed a decision by a Texas district court. The
Texas court earlier ruled that Nintendo had infringed on an
Anascape patent, was required to stop using the technology and
was required to pay damages.
The game controllers in question were used in some of
Nintendo's popular Wii, WaveBird and GameCube controllers.
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) had also been sued by Anascape but
The case is Anascape Ltd v. Nintendo of America Inc and was
on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
of Texas. Case no. 06-158.
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Tim Dobbyn)