Sightline Payments has been dismissed by a judge from its legal action against Everi Holdings, a casino supplier.
Sightline filed claims against four Everi entities in dispute over alleged patent infringements on September 30, 2021.
The Covid-19 pandemic, as well as subsequent efforts to decrease contact and disease transmission, has led to a substantial increase in cashless gambling in US casinos.
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 obtained a variety of patents to protect its cashless gaming system. 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 sued Texas in spite of the fact that both companies are located in Las Vegas, and the product isn’t manufactured, used, nor sold in Texas.
Finaly, Judge Albright granted a motion to dismiss the fourth case against Everi under Rule 12(b),(6) because Everi failed to 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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