1st Technology/Bodog Patent Dispute Resolved



    LAS VEGAS, April 20 /CNW/ -- 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.
    

    
    "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 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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