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September 25, 2020

The original case is still pending appeal in the Nevada Supreme Court

IGT drops patent case

(US).- IGT will no longer fight the patent application of co-inventors Steven Brandstetter and James Devlin’s. In 2008, the inventors filed a lawsuit against IGT, Bally Technologies and other rival casino gaming developers claiming that their games violated pending patients of the duo’s “Gaming device bonusing system” application.

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n response to the lawsuit, IGT countered with a lawsuit that would prevent Brandstetter and Devlin from patent protecting the Slot-Sweepstakes game application that they began developing in 1998.

Although IGT has dropped its opposition, the original case is still pending appeal in the Nevada Supreme Court.

The appeals court will determine if gaming developers will have to stand trial for Brandstetter and Devlin’s claims; although a 2009 ruling in the Nevada District Court threw out the case and awarded two of the five defendants monetary reimbursement for attorney’s fees, the two have appealed what could be a landmark case against many industry leaders.

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