Nintendo Wins Ruling on Patent Import Ban

Nintendo Co., maker of the Wii video-gaming system, won a U.S. appeals court ruling that makes it harder for patent-licensing companies to seek an import ban on products as a way to demand royalties. Motiva LLC, which claimed Nintendo infringed its patents for a system to track a game user’s position, didn’t meet the requirements to file a trade complaint, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in a decision posted on its website.