Nintendo v. Niu
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Case No. c-n10-791k, filed May 11, 2010.
This case arose from copyright and trademark infringement on the part of Mr. Kevin Niu. Mr. Niu developed and sold game copiers for Nintendo’s DS and Wii products. These copiers allowed purchasers to copy software from a game cartridge or disc in order to fool the console into thinking that an authorized copy of the game was being played, rather than a copy.
As of July 14, 2011, a settlement agreement was reached in which Mr. Niu confessed judgment in favor of Nintendo and authorized the Court to enter judgment in the amount of $200,000. On August 29, 2011, the Court entered a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice.