Slot Maker Hits Jackpot In Federal Appeals Court

Law360, New York (September 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ruling that the improper revival of a patent application is not a cognizable defense, a federal appeals court on Monday remanded an intellectual property case involving slot machines back to district court.

Plaintiff Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd., which is an electronic game maker, had appealed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s July 2007 decision, which rendered Aristocrat’s patents invalid based on an improperly revived application.

The district court judge had granted defendant International Game Technology’s motion for summary judgment.

But the...
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