The David-vs.-Goliath battle between Home Gambling Network and Stanley Ho
just got a little more interesting.
HGN filed an emergency motion in District Court last week to compel Ho’s Caribbean Online Ltd. to respond to allegations that COL infringed on HGN’s copyrights.
Ho’s site — www.drho888.com —
advertises “live dealers” and invites online visitors to “bet on
anything.’’ Reportedly generating millions of hits per month and hundreds of
millions of dollars in revenue per year, the 18-month-old site claims
to be “the first and only real-time gaming and entertainment site on the
But Mel Molnick, head of HGN, says Ho is infringing on the i2Corp subsidiary’s patented software that provides online game-playing services. HGN has demanded that COL present documents and witnesses to answer the allegations.
“Despite promises and assurances
from opposing counsel, I have received no response, consistent with their
conduct on the initial disclosures and protective order,’’ said attorney
HGN’s case got a boost earlier this year when the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled to ease the way for manufacturers to prove patent infringement.
Ho, the legendary Asian gaming mogul, had not responded to HGN as of presstime.