A company looking to break onto the geolocation market, a service essential for legal online gaming operators, won a legal victory on Friday. XPoint Services, which is set to sponsor a lounge at the SBC Summit North America in May 2022 in New Jersey, had a lawsuit filed against them by GeoComply Solutions for alleged patent infringement dismissed by a federal judge in Delaware.
In their request for a temporary injunction which would have blocked XPoint from marketing their geolocation solution, the US Circuit Judge William C. Bryson, a visiting judge in the Delaware US District Court, found that GeoComply failed to back up their claim. Judge Bryson determined that GeoComply had not responded to XPoint’s argument regarding the claim they made in the case, and thus the case was dismissed with prejudice, meaning GeoComply cannot refile the same claim in the same court.
XPoint stated that they “appreciate the District Court’s well-reasoned dismissal of GeoComply’s meritless allegations” and that Bryson’s decision guarantees the geolocation market will remain open and competitive. Marvin Sanderson, the CEO of XPoint, added that they felt vindicated and that they will continue to provide their technology to the gaming industry in the months to come. XPoint has been approved to offer geolocation services in New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennessee in the US, as well as in Ontario in Canada.
Geolocation is a technology that verifies the physical location of a user accessing a specific app or website, used to ensure customers are placing bets within states where the app is licensed. GeoComply filed their lawsuit in September after XPoint announced they were providing geolocation services to New Jersey gaming operators. In their response to the dismissal, GeoComply said they anticipated “twists and turns” as the case unfolded, and while they disagreed with this decision, they will be evaluating their next steps in all available forums.