Sightline Payments was dismissed from the legal proceedings against Everi Holdings casino supplier.
Sightline filed claims against four Everi entities in dispute over alleged patent infringements on September 30, 2021.
Cashless gambling has increased in the US due to the Covid-19 epidemic and subsequent attempts to control disease transmission.
Sightline and Everi both moved to stake claims in this new market. This emerging market provides technology solutions to allow guests of casinos to gamble online without having to use cash.
Sightline also has a few patents for cashless gaming systems. However, in the 2021 claims filed against Everi, Sightline alleged that Everi’s CashClub Wallet system directly infringed on at least five of Sightline’s patents.
Updated on June 1, 2022, Judge Albright approved a motion for dismissal of three claims against Everi, citing improper venue as per Rule 12(b).(3).
All claims for patent infringement must go to the district in which the defendant resides, or where he has an existing business.
Sightline brought the lawsuit in Texas despite both companies being based in Las Vegas. The product at issue isn’t made, used, or sold in Texas.
Finally, Judge Albright has granted a Motion To Dismiss Everi’s fourth case under Rule 12 (b)(6), for failing to state a claim.
The Judge found that Sightline had failed to allege the fourth Everi entity had any connection to the product in question, and as such Sightline had “failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.”
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