LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, and casino-management systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that a federal court has ruled in Bally’s favor in an important patent lawsuit regarding its wheel and iVIEW products.
In a one-word order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Nevada federal district court’s decision in favor of Bally in a case filed by IGT (NYSE: IGT). The lower court had ruled that certain of Bally’s wheel game and iVIEW™ products do not infringe IGT’s patents, or that IGT’s patents were invalid, or both. The appeals court affirmed the lower court’s decision in all respects.
“We are gratified by the court’s decision,” said Bally’s Chief Executive Officer Richard Haddrill. “It validates our approach to innovation and our respect for the intellectual property of others.”
The appeal court’s decision disposes of IGT’s entire case against Bally, leaving only Bally’s antitrust claims against IGT for trial.
About Bally Technologies, Inc.
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally’s product line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives, and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. As the world’s No. 1 gaming-systems company, Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. The Company also owns and operates Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. For more information, please contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Director of Corporate Communications, at 702-584-7742, or visit http://www.BallyTech.com.
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