04.06.16 | Banner & Witcoff Wins Judgment of No Infringement for WMS Gaming and Its Casino Customers

On April 5, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada entered judgment of no infringement in a patent infringement suit filed by Rembrandt Gaming Technologies, LP against Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.’s clients WMS Gaming, Inc.; Aria Resort & Casino Holdings, LLC; Bellagio, LLC; Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc.; Circus Circus Casinos, Inc.; Mandalay Corp.; MGM Grand Hotel, LLC; New Castle Corp.; New York-New York Hotel & Casino, LLC; Ramparts, Inc.; The Mirage Casino-Hotel; and Victoria Partners.

This win follows up Banner & Witcoff’s wins on all claim construction issues and prior win in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during reexamination invalidating all asserted claims except one.

Rembrandt’s complaint accused WMS Gaming and other defendants of operating video slot machines of allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,641,477.

Banner & Witcoff attorneys Timothy C. Meece, V. Bryan Medlock, Jr., Michael J. Harris and Audra C. Eidem Heinze are representing WMS Gaming, Inc.; Aria Resort & Casino Holdings, LLC; Bellagio, LLC; Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc.; Circus Circus Casinos, Inc.; Mandalay Corp.; MGM Grand Hotel, LLC; New Castle Corp.; New York-New York Hotel & Casino, LLC; Ramparts, Inc.; The Mirage Casino-Hotel; and Victoria Partners in the litigation.

The case is Rembrandt Gaming Technologies, LP v. Boyd Gaming Corporation, et al., No. 2:12-cv-775.