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IGT Sponsors the American Intellectual Property Law Association's 2012 Mid-Winter Institute

Thursday, January 19, 2012

IGT Sponsors the American Intellectual Property Law Association's 2012 Mid-Winter Institute20:24 EST Thursday, January 19, 2012LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced today the Company will sponsor the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2012 Mid-Winter Institute, as IGT celebrates the Association's and the industry's achievements in education and the practice of intellectual property law. The AIPLA 2012 Mid-Winter Institute will be held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 23 -26, 2012. "From the entertainment world to the board room, the understanding and protection of intellectual property becomes increasingly important in business today," said T. Rao Coca, IGT vice president of Intellectual Property and Licensing.  "Knowing that the protection of intellectual property is crucial to our industry, IGT is honored to sponsor this event that will help strengthen the skills of these vital and highly specialized  lawyers."  On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Boris Hallerbach, senior manager of Product Management at IGT  will share the podium with Gregory G. Economos, senior vice president, Global Consumer Products for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Their luncheon topic will focus on casino floor games. Now more than ever, they are more than fun and games, they are big business and increasingly focus on big brands. Discussions will include "How are these licensed brands and titles adapted for use in casino slot games?" The keynote presenters will discuss how licensor and licensee work together to effectively utilize intellectual property content such as brands in casino game development.During the four-day annual institute, distinguished speakers from the bench, the US Patent & Trademark Office, in-house legal departments and law firms will address the economic, management and legal challenges that they are facing.About American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)AIPLA serves their members, fostering their professional and leadership development, helping nurture and mentor them as they advance within their profession, keeping them informed in an ever-evolving legal environment, and enriching the diversity of the profession in which we practice, while responding to their personal and professional needs.About IGTInternational Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com for follow IGT on Twitter at @IGTNews or Facebook at www.facebook.com/IGT. SOURCE IGTFor further information: Shelle Murach of IGT Public Relations, +1-775-448-0221, Shelle.Murach@IGT.com