DraftKings, FanDuel Dispute Patent Infringement Claims

By Braden Campbell (January 11, 2016, 6:14 PM EST) -- Daily fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel fought back Friday against a pair of patent-infringement suits filed in the Eastern District of Texas over technology for interactive fantasy sports, claiming the asserted patents are invalid.

The companies, both of which are represented by the same legal team, denied infringing patents owned by Virtual Gaming Technologies LLC and said the patents-in-suit fail to satisfy the conditions of patentability.

In its complaints, filed in November, Virtual Gaming claims DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. ripped off two patents — U.S. Patent Numbers 5,860,862 and 6,193,610 — granted in 1992 to William W. Junkin, founder of...

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