BlackBerry and International Game Technology (IGT) haveÃ‚Â announced that they have entered into a royalty bearing patent license agreement related to certain power charging technology used in IGT products.
An agreement between the two companies was reached in November 2015. Specific terms of the deal are confidential.
“Our license agreement with IGT affirms the importance of BlackBerry’s innovative and foundational power- charging patents,’ said Dr. Mark Kokes, BlackBerry Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing.
With this agreement in place, IGT can incorporate convenient power charging solutions in its new gaming products, to the benefit of its customers and partners everywhere.”
Victor Duarte, IGT Global Chief Product Officer said,
“At IGT, enhanced ergonomics and player-focused amenities are integral to our cabinet design strategy. The addition of convenient charging capability to the IGT CrystalCoreÃ‚Â®, CrystalDualÃ¢â€žÂ¢, and S3000Ã‚Â® cabinets provides our customers with another feature that enables players to spend time enjoying their favorite games while conveniently charging a phone or mobile device. This is a great example of innovation driven by customer feedback, and we’re pleased to deliver convenient power charging with a variety of games from our Core and Premium product lines”
IGT enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.