Aristocrat Sues IGT - Saturday 17th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. todayannounced that it has served a patent infringement lawsuit againstInternational Game Technology (IGT) in the U.S. District Court of Nevada.

Aristocrat's lawsuit contends that IGT has willfully infringed on theCompany's U.S. Patent 6,093,102 for its Reel Power(R) video slot technology, aunique style of game in which players purchase reels rather than lines,enabling 243 different winning combinations.

Aristocrat's patent protects its monopoly rights to manufacture and sellReel Power games in the United States. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetarydamages arising from IGT's unauthorized use of the patented technology in itsMultiway(R), or "243 Ways to Win", video slot games.

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