CG Technology Suing DraftKings And FanDuel For Patent Infringements
Another setback for DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel this week. The Las Vegas based CG Technology (the former Cantor Group) are the latest to take these DFS Powerhouses to court. The issue in point this time is that CG Technology are claiming that DraftKings and FanDuel have infringed multiple patents of theirs.
According to CG Technology eight patents have been breached and include player identification codes and game control signals. These mechanisms according to CG Technology enable DFS operators to process results, carry out multiple operational tasks and create unique customer identifiers.
Apparently both DraftKings and FanDuel were issued cease and desist orders from as far back as July 2014 but according to CG technology both companies made no attempts to negotiate any settlement thus leaving no choice but to embark on the legal route of suing for patent infringements.
CG Technology are looking to get an injunction enforced against the DFS operators for continuing to use their technology. In addition they are seeking damages retroactively over the patent infringement.