Casino Game Cos. Can't Escape Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 20, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a patent holder's infringement suit against casino machine makers SPEC International Inc. and Video Gaming Technologies Inc., instead ordering jurisdictional discovery.

Judge James C. Mahan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on Wednesday denied the defendants' motions to dismiss without prejudice and granted Patent Rights Protection Group LLC's cross-motions for discovery.

The discovery will focus on whether the defendants are subject to personal jurisdiction in Nevada because of their participation in gaming industry trade shows,...
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