IGT drops lawsuit against Leap Forward Gaming and acquires new assets

Published on November 16, 2016 in Industry News

IGT and Leap Forward GamingTop US casino gaming supplier, International Game Technology (IGT) agreed to dismiss their lawsuit against Nevada-based Leap Forward Gaming (LFG) regarding trademark infringement, in trade for several of LFG’s assets.
 

“The assets acquired include a variety of patents
and other intellectual property.”

The assets obtained relate to LFG’s SaffariNet Patron Display Interface, that according to IGT would enable the company to broaden the scope of their casino management system solutions.

These technologies enhance casino operator communications and marketing capabilities to clients by making use of gaming machines and systems.

IGT global chief product officer in gaming Victor Duarte said that the attainment is built on IGT’s “industry-leading intellectual property portfolio” as it enables them to expand their scope of casino management systems solutions. Duarte said that the attained system-agnostic assets include applications and technologies that balance well with their existing solutions and it may even help enhance client offerings over time.

Other technologies that were attained from LFG include their Thin Client Gaming and SmartFloor technology as well as a range of added gaming apps. The CEO and founder of Leap Forward, Ali Saffari will also serve as a consultant for IGT to ensure a smooth transition and integration of the solutions and applications acquired.