Gan seeking settlements for infringements to patented technology

Internet gaming company has hired Chicago law firm Irwin IP LLP

The internet gaming software company formerly known as Game Account Network (Gan) has hired an intellectual property litigation firm in the US to seek settlements for infringements to its patented US technology.

The developer and supplier of enterprise-level business to business internet gambling software and services in the US has hired Chicago law firm Irwin IP LLP to implement its “US patent licensing and enforcement program”.

The programme will principally target operators in the markets of New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware and Pennsylvania which are currently infringing on the company's intellectual property rights.

Irwin IP will seek commercial settlements for “prior and continuing infringements” by regulated operators who have been “substantially and progressively placed on notice” of the company’s US intellectual property rights.


Gan's US patent was awarded in September 2014 and the company has licensed it to US casino operators including MGM Resorts and Station Casinos.

The Dermot Smurfit led company's technology allows casino customers link their reward card to an online gambling account. The patent issues to Gan in 2014 was reissued in 2017 after an unsuccessful legal challenge was brought in the US.

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton

Peter Hamilton is a contributor to The Irish Times specialising in business