Bonus Method

Bonus Method

In accounting, a method to calculate the capital that each partner in a partnership contributes. According to the bonus method, partners who contribute intangible assets (such as sweat equity or expertise) are providing more capital to the company than they actually did in cash.
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For participating contracts, the different profit distribution methods are also discussed, such as the contribution method, the uniform reversionary bonus method, revalorization methods, and the accumulating with profits method.
In settling the lawsuits, WMS and Shuffle Master have cross-licensed their respective game bonus method patents that were allegedly infringed.
None of the slot games currently installed utilizes the bonus method enjoined by the Court, which was the subject of the injunction sought by WMS Gaming, Inc.
Mark Yoseloff, PhD, Chairman of the Board and CEO stated, "The Court issued the injunction based on the knowledge that SMG games do not use the bonus method and that the ruling would not harm either Shuffle Master or WMS".
Before reviewing alternative bonus methods, however, it is important to define some terminology.