SHFL Enertainment Acquitted by Macau Court in Decision on Patent Infringement
SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHFL) ("SHFL" or the "Company") has announced today that SHFL entertainment (Asia) Limited ("SHFL Macau") has been acquitted by the Macau First Instance Court in a case brought against SHFL Macau, following a complaint made by Jay Chun alleging a violation of a patent allegedly related to terminal betting on live baccarat.
"We are very pleased that the Court has found no patent infringement by SHFL Macau. We have consistently maintained that our Rapid Baccarat solution does not infringe Mr. Chun's patent," said Ken Jolly, SHFL Macau's Executive Vice President of Asia. "As a long-term member of Macau's corporate gaming community, SHFL Macau has been committed to competitively serving the needs of our customers in this important market. Today's positive ruling enables us to continue on that path with even greater focus."
Rapid Baccarat (now called SHFL Fusion Hybrid) is an electronic table configuration that combines a live dealer and electronic betting terminals. The system can accommodate handling multiple terminals on a live baccarat game and includes a user-friendly touch-screen betting interface. All wagers are reconciled automatically, resulting in greater productivity and enhanced security.
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