Bodog is an offshore internet gambling operation. The US Government considers internet gambling illegal. And, for some time, Bodog’s famous leader, Calvin Ayre, has reportedly avoided stepping back on US soil.
In 2006, Bodog was sued for patent infringement by 1st Technology. Bodog failed to respond to the complaint, and now the Nevada district court has issued a default judgment of $46 million+. 1st Technology has also requested an injunction to stop all Bodog advertisements of infringing products.
- The patent at issue is U.S. Patent No. 5,564,001.
- Several online gambling sites have previously licensed the patent from 1st Technology including playtech.