International Game Technology had 131 patents in mobile during Q4 2023. IGT’s patents in Q4 2023 focus on gaming systems that allow players to select symbol sets and receive awards based on outcomes, as well as electronic gaming machines that determine winning shapes for awards. Additionally, the patents describe a system that selects gaming devices to validate digital ledgers and reward players based on play activity, as well as methods to modify progressive award parameters based on gaming device parameters. 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 mobile 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 for a game, with each set displaying a randomly determined outcome. The system then compares the awards for the player-selected set with those of other sets, providing additional awards based on this comparison. The system can also display modifiers associated with the selected symbol set, with changes to these modifiers affecting the determined amount for the set.

The gaming system comprises a processor and memory device storing instructions for displaying symbol sets, determining outcomes, and comparing awards. The system can display modifiers associated with the selected symbol set, with changes to these modifiers impacting the determined amount for the set. Additionally, the system can handle scenarios where the determined amount for the selected symbol set is greater or not greater than the amounts for other symbol sets, providing visual indications accordingly. The patent covers various aspects of the gaming system, including scenarios where all symbol sets are the same or different, and where the total amount for the selected symbol set is based on the determined amounts for other sets.

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