BALLY GETS FAVORABLE COURT RULING IN WHEEL PATENT CASE
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. 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 CEO 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.