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Match Dating Patents Under Threat in Bumble Agency Challenges

March 11, 2020, 6:01 PM

Bumble has established a “reasonable likelihood” that it will succeed in invalidating a Match Group patent for computer dating, Patent Trial and Appeal Board said in decision posted on the agency’s electronic docket.

  • Patent covers steps that include swiping left or right to indicate disapproval or approval and then setting up communication between the two people if both sides express interest
  • The patent office is already reviewing the validity of two other Match patents based on Bumble challenges, with decisions expected by the end of the year
  • Decision in this case would come in one year
  • All three patents are...

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