Markman Hearing Date Set For MGT Patent Infringement Action Against WMS, Caesars, MGM, Penn National And Aruze Gaming
HARRISON, N.Y., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) announced today that the U.S. District Court: Mississippi Southern District issued a Notice of Hearing setting a Markman Hearing (also known as a Claims Construction Hearing) for June 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM local time in Jackson, MS before the Honorable District Judge Carlton W. Reeves.
As previously announced, MGT's majority-owned subsidiary, MGT Gaming, Inc. filed a Complaint claiming patent infringement against multiple companies believed to be violating MGT Gaming's United States Patent No. 7,892,088 ("the '088 Patent") entitled "Gaming Device Having a Second Separate Bonusing Event." The '088 Patent is directed to a gaming system in which a second game played on an interactive sign is triggered once specific events occur in a first game. In the lawsuit, MGT Gaming is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions against all defendants enjoining them from any continued acts of patent infringement, as well as to recover damages adequate to compensate for the infringement in an amount to be proven at trial, and to recover, in any event, a reasonable royalty from each defendant for its infringement, trebled, plus interest and costs as fixed by the court.
About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
MGT Capital Investments and its subsidiaries are engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and monetizing assets in the online and mobile gaming space.
MGT Sports, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, owns a majority interest in FanTD LLC, an online daily fantasy sports wagering business. FanTD LLC owns and operates FanThrowdown.com, one of the leading daily fantasy sports websites. Launched in 2012, FanThrowdown.com offers daily fantasy gameplay for the NFL, MLB, NCAA (basketball & football), NHL, NBA and professional golf. Its goal is to offer fantasy sports fans the absolute best play environment and the most popular gameplay styles with a perfect balance between user-friendliness and in-depth statistical analysis.
MGT Gaming, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary, owns U.S. Patent No. 7,892,088 relating to casino gaming systems. In November 2012, MGT Gaming filed a patent infringement suit against Caesars Entertainment Corporation, MGM Resorts International, Inc., WMS Gaming (a subsidiary of WMS Industries, Inc.), Penn National Gaming, Inc., and Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
In addition, the Company owns Hammercat Studios, a publisher and developer of videogames for digital distribution in the mobile app space.
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MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
Robert Traversa, Chief Financial Officer
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