1st Technology/Bodog Patent Dispute ResolvedApr. 20, 2009
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - 1st Technology, LLC and the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group have reached a resolution of all litigation relating to 1st Technology's judgment secured against the Costa Rican entity Data Entry and Domain Management S.A. (f.k.a. Bodog Entertainment Group S.A.).
This settlement ends the series of 1st Technology's lawsuits addressing the alleged use of patents in the 1st Technology portfolio. The settlement also resolves 1st Technology's judgment collection efforts.
The agreement also covers core multimedia patents for advanced gaming products. The 1st Technology patents, developed by early multimedia pioneer Dr. Scott Lewis, CEO of 1st Technology, are targeted at providing enhanced interactivity and optimized delivery of high quality multimedia information over various bandwidth networks including narrowband and broadband telephone, cable, and wireless Internet.
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"While the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group was not the judgment debtor, the MMGG is the exclusive licensee of the "Bodog" brand within the region and, as such, activities that impact the brand necessarily impact our businesses. We are pleased to have worked constructively with 1st Technology and its principals to bring an end to this protracted dispute. This resolution will provide certainty and will also allow us to continue to enhance our technology base for online gaming in order to provide our users with unfettered access to the best technology," said Mr. Alwyn Morris, Chief Executive for the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group. 1st Technology's Dr. Scott Lewis commented on the agreement, stating, "We are pleased to have finally resolved this dispute, and applaud Mr. Morris for his proactive and constructive approach."
About 1st Technology
1st Technology LLC is a leading technology company with a patent portfolio of advanced Internet and multimedia innovations. In addition, 1st Technology is active in software development and the commercialization of new technology. 1st Technology is headed by Internet pioneer Dr. Scott Lewis who led the development of the world's first single integrated circuit chip with on-board video and audio compression, advanced adaptive digital signal processing technology at Oxford University, and introduced multiple broadband Internet and multimedia technologies. Among 1st Technology's licensees are many industry leaders active in high performance multimedia applications.
About Dr. Scott Lewis
Dr. Lewis received his B.S. and M.S. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his doctorate from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
About Morris Mohawk Gaming Group
Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG) is the exclusive licensee of the "Bodog" brand for online gaming services in the United States and is led by Alwyn Morris, Olympic gold medalist, Order of Canada recipient, noted Canadian sportsman, First Nations leader and former Associate Director for the Mohawk Council of Chiefs in Kahnawake. MMGG is located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake - part of the seven communities that make up the Mohawk Nation - just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission to offer gaming services from Kahnawake to users worldwide. The Antiguan-based Bodog organization has entered into a licensing agreement with MMGG to allow this group to use various elements of the Bodog brand within North America to support MMGG's marketing activities.
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