After Akamai, Fed. Circ. Revives Slot Machine Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT) -- In light of its recent Akamai ruling, the Federal Circuit on Wednesday revived Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.'s allegations of induced patent infringement against rival slot-machine maker International Gaming Technology.

In an August en banc decision that rejected old precedent, the appeals court held in Akamai v. Limelight that a party can be held liable for indirect infringement even if no single entity can be found liable for direct infringement.

Since the lower court directly cited the old standard in dismissing Aristocrat's indirect claims — it...
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