International Game Technology had 120 patents in gaming during Q4 2023. The patents filed by International Game Technology Plc in Q4 2023 include a gaming system that allows players to select symbol sets and receive awards based on their selections, as well as comparing awards with other players. Another patent involves selecting gaming devices to validate a digital ledger and rewarding players based on tracked play activity. Additionally, there is a patent for an electronic gaming machine that generates winning symbol combinations and provides awards to users. Lastly, there is a patent for systems and methods involving reels that expand and contract based on different events. GlobalData’s report on International Game Technology gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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International Game Technology grant share with gaming as a theme is 30% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Symbol set selection (Patent ID: US20230419785A1)

The patent filed by International Game Technology Plc describes a gaming system that allows players to select symbol sets and receive randomly determined outcomes for each set during gameplay. The system compares the awards for the player-selected symbol set with those of other non-player selected sets, providing additional awards based on this comparison. The system also includes modifiers associated with the symbol sets, such as multipliers, which can be adjusted based on the outcomes of the game.

The gaming system comprises a processor and memory device that store instructions for displaying symbol sets, indicating selected sets, determining outcomes and awards, and adjusting modifiers based on the comparison of awards. The system can display different symbol sets, with modifiers like multipliers associated with each set. The total amount of awards can be adjusted based on the outcomes of the game and the comparison of awards between the player-selected set and other sets. Overall, the system provides an interactive and dynamic gaming experience for players, enhancing gameplay through the selection of symbol sets and the potential for additional awards based on performance.

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