International Game Technology Wins Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement

Published June 14, 2010

On May 13, 2010, the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California granted IGT’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement of Aristrocrat’s Patent Nos. 7,056,215 and 7,108,603, which relate to slot machine jackpot methods. The District Court ruled that IGT does not infringe the patents-in-suit because no single actor performs all steps of the method claims. The order can be found at this link. IGT continues to pursue its counterclaims of inequitable conduct and invalidity against Aristrocrat.

IGT is represented by Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and K&L Gates LLP.