IGT extends cross-licensing deal with Aristocrat

International Game Technology (IGT) and Aristocrat Leisure have partnered to sign a patent cross-licensing agreement for titles features and remote game server technologies.

The agreement relates to game features and remote game server (RGS) technologies for the digital and social gaming sectors and extends and expands a previous patent cross-license between IGT and Aristocrat. Under the terms of the deal, IGT will offer licences from the two companies’ combined game feature and remote gaming technology portfolio to the gaming sector globally.

Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming, commented: “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 licence IGT and Aristocrat patents, particularly the compelling content resulting from our combined RGS portfolios, in the spirit of competition and innovation.”

This deal comes shortly after IGT confirmed the acquisition of iSoftBet in a transaction that the firm says could more than double its gaming output.

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