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Igt v. WMS Gaming

Igt v. WMS Gaming

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Igt v. WMS Gaming
Igt v. WMS Gaming

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE
IGT, Plaintiff, v. WMS GAMING INC., Defendant. ))))))))))) C.A. No. ________________
JURY TRIAL DEMANDED COMPLAINT
Plaintiff IGT brings this Complaint for patent infringement against Defendant WMS Gaming Inc. (“WMS”) and alleges as follows:
NATURE OF THE ACTION
 1.
 
This is an action for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of the United States, including 35 U.S.C. § 271 and §§ 281-285. 2.
 
This lawsuit pertains to WMS’s infringement of U.S. Patent Numbers 6,726,563; 7,223,172; 7,775,877; 7,785,196; 8,500,551; 7,131,908; 5,882,261; 6,358,146; and 6,709,332.
PARTIES
 3.
 
Plaintiff IGT is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of  Nevada, with a principal place of business located at 6355 South Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas,  Nevada 89113. IGT is a world leader in gaming entertainment and a leading supplier of casino and lottery gaming devices commonly known as slot machines. 4.
 
Defendant WMS Gaming Inc. is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, with a principal place of business at 800 South Northpoint Boulevard, Waukegan, Illinois 60085. WMS sells, leases, and/or operates gaming machines in
 
 
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2 the casino and lottery markets, including in this judicial district and in the neighboring markets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
5.
 
This action arises under the Patent Laws of the United States, 35 U.S.C. § 101
et seq.
, including 35 U.S.C. § 271. This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this matter  pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1338(a). 6.
 
This Court has personal jurisdiction over WMS. WMS is incorporated in Delaware and maintains substantial, continuous and systematic contacts in Delaware. WMS has thus purposefully availed itself of the benefits and protections of Delaware’s laws such that it should reasonably anticipate being haled into court here. On information and belief WMS regularly transacts business within Delaware including the sale or lease or operation of gaming machines in Delaware. 7.
 
Venue is proper in the District of Delaware pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391, §1400(b).
FACTUAL BACKGROUND
8.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 6,726,563 (the ’563 Patent). The ’563 Patent issued on April 27, 2004. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit A. 9.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 7,223,172 (the ’172 Patent). The ’172 Patent issued on May 29, 2007. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit B.
 
 
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Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 7,775,877 (the ’877 Patent). The ’877 Patent issued on August 17, 2010. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit C. 11.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 7,785,196 (the ’196 Patent). The ’196 Patent issued on August 31, 2010. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit D. 12.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 8,500,551 (the ’551 Patent). The ’551 Patent issued on August 6, 2013. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit E. 13.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 7,131,908 (the ’908 Patent). The ’908 Patent issued on November 7, 2006. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit F. 14.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 5,882,261 (the ’261 Patent). The ’261 Patent issued on March 16, 1999. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit G. 15.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 6,358,146 (the ’146 Patent). The ’146 Patent issued on March 19, 2002. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit H. 16.
 
Plaintiff IGT is the owner, by assignment, of all rights, title and interest in U.S. Patent No. 6,709,332 (the ’332 Patent). The ’332 Patent issued on March 23, 2004. A true and correct copy of that patent is attached as Exhibit I.

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