Global gaming giants IGT and Aristocrat Leisure Limited have announced the signing of a broad patent cross-licensing agreement covering patents related to game features and remote game server (RGS) technologies.
Under the agreement, IGT will be able to offer licenses for the companies’ combined game feature and RGS patent portfolios.
“This agreement extends and expands the previous patent cross-license between IGT and Aristocrat,” said IGT’s CEO Global Gaming, Renato Ascoli.
“This combination of two of the gaming industry’s most valuable game features and RGS patent portfolios can help propel the evolution of gaming with compelling content and advanced game mechanics.
“We look forward to providing the entire gaming industry with the opportunity to license IGT and Aristocrat patents, particularly the compelling content resulting from our combined RGS portfolios, in the spirit of competition and innovation.”
IGT said it will “continue in its efforts to protect its intellectual property, individually and through collaborations with gaming industry developers and suppliers, in an effort to advance innovation and excitement in the gaming market.”
The financial terms of the new agreement between IGT and Aristocrat have not been disclosed.