Who’s Next? Patent Holder Targets NFL in Latest Lawsuit

Virtual Gaming Technologies LLC (VGT) is no stranger to filing infringement suits against fantasy sports operators. This week, the patent holder has filed lawsuits against FanDuel, DraftKings, Fox Sports, ESPN, Draftpot, and DraftDay. On November 5, 2015, the company targeted a new defendant—the National Football League. In its complaint, filed in the Eastern District of Texas, the company alleges that the NFL Interactive Gaming Platform infringes upon its patents which similarly offer live scoring in relation to player performance. The plaintiff patent holder…
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Here We Go Again: DraftKings, FanDuel Face Another Lawsuit

Since early-October, federal lawsuits have piled atop of daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry leaders DraftKings, Inc. and FanDuel, Inc. In total, there are now over 25 federal actions filed against the two companies. Most of the cases stem from allegations claiming the pair engaged in illegal gambling, unfair business practices, and insider trading. On November 2, 2015, however, a patent infringement case was filed in Texas against both DraftKings and FanDuel, in addition to Fox Sports. The plaintiff in the patent cases is Virtual…
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