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Report: Nintendo settles lawsuit alleging ROM chip patent infringement

Nintendo and Creative Integrative Systems agreed to settle a $7 million lawsuit in late March, Law360 reports

Creative filed suit in 2010 alleging that Nintendo used ROM chips that infringed on U.S. patent 5,241,497. Published in 1993, the patent concerns efficient chip architecture. Creative claimed at least a two percent royalty per chip manufactured using the patented technology in Nintendo DS and Wii systems. Chip manufacturers Macronix International Co. and Macronix America were also named in the suit. 

James Pak of Baker & McKenzie LLP, which represented Nintendo, told the publication that the parties reached "a confidential agreement." 

We've reached out to Nintendo for details and will update this article with more information as we receive it.

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