IGT acquires assets from Leap Forward Gaming
International Game Technology (IGT) has acquired a series of assets from Leap Forward Gaming (LFG).
The agreement includes several patents and other intellectual property, relating to LFG’s SaffariNet Patron Display Interface (PDI) picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem technology.
As part of the deal, IGT agreed to dismiss its litigation with LFG, while Ali Saffari, chief executive of LFG, will serve as a consultant to IGT to ensure a seamless integration of the solutions and applications related to the acquisition.
Victor Duarte, global chief product officer gaming, at IGT, said: “This acquisition builds upon IGT's industry-leading intellectual property portfolio by enabling us to broaden the scope of our casino management systems solutions.
“The acquired system-agnostic assets include applications and technologies that are complementary to IGT’s existing solutions, and may help us to enhance our offerings to customers over time.”
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