On August 31, 2017, a Northern District of Texas jury awarded plaintiff iLife Technologies, Inc. (“iLife”) $10.1 million from Nintendo of America, Inc. (“Nintendo”) for patent infringement. The accused products included Wii and WiiU games, particularly Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Club Sports, and Mario Kart 8.
Back in 2013, iLife sued Nintendo over patents broadly relating to evaluating motions of a body. The asserted patents were U.S. Pat. No. 6,307,481, U.S. Pat. No. 6,703,939, U.S. Pat. No. 6,864,796, U.S. Pat. No. 7,095,331, U.S. Pat. No. 7,145,461, and U.S. Pat. No. 7,479,890.
Rolling Stone has reported that iLife’s body motion detecting technology is used to, among other things, monitor infants to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (“SIDS”).