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New Wii patent case due next year

Motiva files second infringement case against Nintendo

A trial date has been set for Ohio motion control firm Motiva's second patent infringement case against Nintendo.

The company claims that the Wii treads on the toes of its 2005 patents for a "human movement measurement system," which cover devices including a wireless handheld controller.

Motiva also filed charges against Nintendo in 2008, which resulted in a court-ordered re-examination of the patents in question and the closure of the case.

The new case is due an initial determination of November 4 next year, reports the ITC, with a final decision by March 2012.

Motiva's goal is a permanent cease and desist order against Nintendo of America.

Despite holding the disputed patents, Motiva has yet to release to market any product based on them.

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