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PATENTS - Criteria for patent protection - Utility

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:20 AM  

Action by the plaintiff for damages for patent infringement. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants infringed a patent for a “safe gaming system”, the purpose of which was to monitor gaming activities to mitigate problem gambling. An expert computer system with knowledge of individual users, based on their responses in an assessment, monitored changes in their gambling behaviour, regulated what their personal limits should be and terminated gambling when they were met. The plaintiff argued that the basic utility was the monitoring, regulating and terminating gaming...