US – June 2014 set for MGT’s infringement caseBy Phil - 26 June 2013
The US District Court of Mississippi Southern District will hear the patent infringement court case brought by MGT Gaming against WMS Gaming, Aruze, Caesars, MGM and Penn National on June 5 next year.
MGT’s majority-owned subsidiary, MGT Gaming, filed a complaint claiming patent infringement against multiple companies that it believes are violating MGT Gaming’s United States Patent No. 7,892,088 entitled ‘Gaming Device Having a Second Separate Bonusing Event.’ The ‘088 Patent is directed to a gaming system in which a second game played on an interactive sign is triggered once specific events occur in a first game.
It claims that Pirate Battle, Reel’em In Compete to Win, Great and Powerful Oz, Battleship, Clue and Paradise Fishing all infringe its patent.
In the lawsuit, MGT Gaming is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions against all defendants enjoining them from any continued acts of patent infringement, as well as to recover damages adequate to compensate for the infringement in an amount to be proven at trial, and to recover, in any event, a reasonable royalty from each defendant for its infringement, trebled, plus interest and costs as fixed by the court.