IGT, Scientific Games in patent cross-licensing deal

International Game Technology (IGT) and Scientific Games Corporation, holders of the two largest slot game feature patent portfolios in North America, announced they had signed a patent cross-licensing agreement.

Under the agreement, Scientific Games and IGT will be able to offer games using patented game features from each other’s portfolios, as well as those of other members of the IGT slot game features pool.

Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.