All Bets are off for BetsoftPublished July 23, 2013 by OCR Editor
Bets off for infringement!
Software specialist in iGaming, Betsoft, recently lost its case against Bubble Group B.V., which operates under parent company, Sheriff Gaming. The case was heard in the Netherlands Court of Appeal because Betsoft took its case to a higher court after The Court of the First Instance found no fault with Bubble Group.
Betsoft Accuses Bubble Group of IP Infringement
Betsoft is sore at Bubble Group, saying its IP rights were infringed upon, and that Bubble Group copied Betsoft's gaming style, plus the look and feel of the games through Expandicon. Betsoft claims the zooming effect of Expandicon assisted Bubble Group in acquiring Betsoft information.
Throughout the case, Betsoft never backed its facts with proof of infringement on Bubble Group's part.
Court of Appeal looks at Source Codes
The Court investigated Betsoft's suspicions via analyzing source codes. It could not find the evidence to support Betsoft, and Betsoft failed to provide evidence to back its claim.
In addition, the Court addressed a report Betsoft had presented. The Court said the report was manipulated to favour Betsoft, and therefore, the claims were invalidated. In fact, the court ruled Betsoft should have never claimed infringement from the beginning.
Sheriff Gaming CEO Responds to the Ruling
The CEO of Sheriff Gaming, Stijn Flapper, said it plans to move forward and continue to demonstrate its innovative direction in 3D gaming. The CEO added the gaming company is licensed by Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), and its regulated markets are in Alderney, the Isle of Man and Malta.
Bubble Group is said to be extremely pleased with the decision.