Bloomberg Law
Jan. 3, 2023, 11:03 PM

USAA Knocks Out PNC’s Mobile-Banking Patent in Board Challenge

Michael Shapiro
Michael Shapiro

The United Services Automobile Association extended its winning streak against PNC Bank Tuesday as an administrative tribunal invalidated claims in a mobile tech patent the bank had asserted in litigation.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that nine claims from PNC’s US Patent No. 7,949,788 are unpatentable in light of earlier patents.

That includes two patent claims that PNC asserted against USAA as counterclaims in a patent suit decided in September 2022.

In that case, a jury awarded USAA $4.3 million for infringing two mobile patents. It also found that USAA had not infringed two PNC patents, even while ...

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