Indianapolis, Indiana – Patent lawyers for Walker Digital, LLC of Stamford, CT, have filed a lawsuit alleging Multi-State Lottery Associationof Urbandale, IA, is infringing Patent No. 7,740,537, titled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING LOTTERY MULTIPLIERS, as issued by the U.S. Patent Office.
The claimed invention is one for processing lottery ticket sales, namely “multiplier” tickets which can be applied to a winning lottery ticket to increase its redemption value. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant’s systems which implement the well-known Powerball(R) lottery game directly and indirectly infringe the ‘537 patent. Apparently the plaintiff and defendant had discussions regarding the licensing of the patent, with the defendant electing to not take a license.
Practice Tip: Knowingly infringing a patent can lead to infringement damages being tripled.
Further Information about the case is as follows:
Filed: September 17, 2010 as 1:2010cv01180 Updated: September 21, 2010 00:48:20
Plaintiff: WALKER DIGITAL, LLC Defendant: MULTI-STATE LOTTERY ASSOCIATION Presiding Judge: William T. Lawrence
Referring Judge: Debra McVicker Lynch
Cause Of Action: Patent Infringement