DEQ SYSTEMSDEQ Systems, provider of table game bonusing, jackpot and loyalty solutions, has retained Rob Ziems as legal counsel for intellectual property matters.
Ziems is a recognized and respected veteran of the gaming industry and has held various positions such as executive vice president & general counsel at PGIC, associate general counsel of Aristocrat Technologies and associate general counsel with Station Casinos, Inc. Other noteworthy appointments held by Ziems include associate attorney with the Las Vegas law firm of Jimmerson Hansen as well as Dempsey Roberts and Smith. Ziems’ IP expertise stems from his service as general counsel and corporate secretary for M-CAM, Inc., a patent valuation company in Charlottesville, Va. as well as senior counsel for telecommunications company NOS Communications.
“We are very excited to have such expertise onboard at DEQ,” said Earle G. Hall, president and CEO of DEQ. “Rob’s unique expertise in gaming intellectual property and revenue generation from IP will be a definite asset as we explore new ways to generate revenue from our extensive patent portfolio. DEQ has a tremendous amount of IP that we want to turn into revenue generation and we are very happy to have Rob’s expertise and experience to help us to seek out these opportunities. We have recently successfully defended our patent portfolio on several occasions and it is now time for us to actively seek ways of generating new revenue streams with all the IP we have developed.”