Federal Circuit Sends Back Slot Patent Case

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appellate court has overturned a ruling that invalidated Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.'s patent for a slot machine, finding that a lower court had not settled issues of fact regarding claims construction.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court order granting Multimedia Games Inc.'s motion for summary judgment, and remanded the case to settle the outstanding issues.

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California had ruled that Aristocrat's patent was invalid for indefiniteness. However, the...
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