International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) (“IGT”) and Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Digital Gaming and Entertainment division, (“Greentube”) today announced that they have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement that includes valuable patents related to remote game server (RGS) technologies for providing games over a network. With the execution of this agreement, IGT can offer the global gaming industry a patent license to the combined RGS portfolios of IGT and Greentube. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
“This agreement continues the spirit of collaboration and innovation that IGT seeks to foster in our industry,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. “We look forward to providing the entire gaming industry with the opportunity to license the combined RGS portfolios of IGT and Greentube which cover compelling technologies for delivering games to customers wherever they play.”
“We are very pleased to reach this significant intellectual property agreement with IGT, as Greentube continues to expand its premium gaming products and solutions,” said Thomas Graf, Greentube CEO. “The combined RGS portfolios of Greentube and IGT are truly state-of-the-art, representing a combined prowess and gaming industry leadership that is well-positioned to fuel continued success.”
Both companies will continue in their efforts to protect their intellectual property, individually and through collaborations with gaming industry developers and suppliers, in an effort to advance innovation and excitement in the gaming market.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
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