IGT in patent cross-licensing deal with Ainsworth

Slot game patent portfolio holder International Game Technology plc said it signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Ainsworth Game Technology.

“As we position Ainsworth for future growth, we are pleased to have reached this cross-licensing agreement with IGT,” said Danny Gladstone, Ainsworth Game Technology CEO.

“It will provide us with access to an industry-wide game feature patent portfolio that we can leverage to enhance our market offerings with games that excite and engage players.”

Michael Prescott, IGT’s General Counsel, North America Gaming & Interactive, said: “We have reached industry-wide momentum with the cross-licensing of IGT patented game features.

“We’re very pleased to add Ainsworth Game Technology to the impressive list of suppliers who have worked with us to establish an IP pool that can help drive the gaming industry’s collective innovation.”