Game Show Network Gets Gaming Patent Nixed In AIA Review

Law360, New York (November 10, 2014, 3:03 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled Friday in an America Invents Act review that a patent on computerized gaming is invalid as anticipated and obvious in a win for Game Show Network LLC, whose website is accused of infringement.

The board issued its final written decision in the inter partes proceeding that the cable TV channel requested after John Stephenson, who founded a company that makes video gaming machines for tribal casinos, filed an infringement suit in the District of Delaware.

Stephenson's patent describes a system for a game of skill tournaments played over a computer, and the board found...

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