O’Melveny Obtains Summary Judgment for International Game Technology in Long-Running Patent and Antitrust Litigation

November 30, 2010


CONTACT:     Andrea Rodeschini

                        O’Melveny & Myers LLP

                        212.326.2251 (office)



                        Julie Fei

                        O’Melveny & Myers LLP

                        213-430-7792 (office)

                        213-440-7792 (cell)



On November 29, O’Melveny obtained a significant victory for client International Game Technology (IGT) in its long running patent/antitrust litigation against Alliance Gaming Corporation, Bally Gaming International, Inc., and Bally Gaming Inc. (Bally).  The O’Melveny team succeeded in convincing the District of Nevada on a motion for reconsideration to grant summary judgment in IGT's favor on all antitrust and Lanham Act counterclaims asserted against it.  This was no small feat, requiring the Court to reverse its previous ruling that there were disputed issues of fact relating to the definition of the relevant market and the underlying allegations of anticompetitive patent enforcement. 


The O'Melveny team was led by Newport Beach partners Brett Williamson and David Murphy, Los Angeles partner David Enzminger, and DC partner Ian Simmons.


Please contact Andrea Rodeschini or Julie Fei at the phone numbers and email addresses listed above to arrange interviews with Brett Williamson or Ian Simmons.


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