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Nintendo and Philips have resolved their patent infringement dispute regarding the Wii and Wii U, Philips announced today.

Philips did not disclose financial terms of the settlement, but said that both companies have agreed to license parts of their patent portfolios to each other.

“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Nintendo. It demonstrates that both companies recognize the importance of intellectual property rights,” said Brian Hinman, chief intellectual property officer of Philips. “It also shows the value of our extensive IP portfolio and our commitment to protect our significant investments in research & development.”

The agreement ends months of international litigation dating back to May, when Philips filed lawsuits in France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. against Nintendo. Philips’ complaints alleged that Nintendo violated at least two patents owned by Philips: one for “products with interactive virtual modeling features” and the other for “products with human-computer interaction features.” According to Philips, numerous products in Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U ecosystems — including the consoles themselves, as well as accessories like the Wii Remote, Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuk, Balance Board and Wii U GamePad — infringed on Philips-owned patents.

Philips won its lawsuit in the U.K. in June, when a judge decided that Nintendo’s combination of a physical motion sensor with a camera in one device was not “common general knowledge,” and instead infringed on two of Philips’ patents. The judge ruled that Nintendo did not violate a third Philips patent.

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a Veteran gamer of over 25 years. Non-Competitive. Grew up all over the country in a military family. Along the way learned that video games and sports were my outlets. After creating A&G Ohio (now A&G Con) and distancing myself from undesirables, NGA was created alongside of Javier Guevara. After years of touring the country with my extended family I find myself spending a majority of my time either on the road, fixing vehicles, consoles, or handling business deals. Helped NGA Inc. form in 2012 into a non profit organization and consumed A&G, NerdPow!, and Cutie Mark Con in 2013. In 2014 I have been focusing a lot of energy into creating NGA's first Video Game as well as 2 movies! My love for video games: Platformers and Story based games. Favorites: Assassins Creed Series. *I have finished all the series within 2-3 days with a 95% or higher. Raving Rabbids Kinnect, Rock Band, Taiko NoTatsujin to name a few. Favorite Movies: The Prestige, Gone in 60 Seconds, and anything Mel Brooks and Jim Carrey. Love for gaming is only outlasted by my love of FOOD and giving back! The more charity events the better!

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