Aristocrat accuses Ainsworth of IP infringement in lawsuit

5 July 2019

Australia’s Aristocrat Technologies has launched legal action against rival Ainsworth Game Technology, accusing the gaming machines and content provider of infringing on its intellectual property rights.

Aristocrat lodged legal proceedings in Federal Court earlier this week, citing a breach of Australian Consumer law.

Ainsworth has denied the accusations and said it will be “vigorously defending the claims made by Aristocrat in these proceedings”.

Court papers on the filing were not available, but according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the case is in relation to technology that Aristocrat has developed for its Lightning Link slot machine.

Aristocrat has alleged that Ainsworth has used this technology in its own gaming machines.

The first hearing on the case has been scheduled for July 17.