GSN Games, Inc. v. Bally Gaming, Inc.

GSN Games, Inc. v. Bally Gaming, Inc., CBM2015-00155 (Jung, APJ.) (Jan. 21, 2016)

Patent(s):

5,816,918 | Entitled “Prize redemption system for games”

Disposition:

Granted

Abstract Idea:

Yes

Something More:

No

Technology:

Redemption games allowing a player to receive one or more prizes in connection with playing the game.

Summary:

Claims were directed to abstract idea of profitably awarding prizes to game players, a basic building block of human ingenuity. Panel rejected patent owner’s argument that limitations such as “processor” added anything more than generic computing steps.