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Wintrust Beats Patent Suit Over Mobile Banking Feature

June 9, 2021, 6:29 PM

Wintrust Bank NA secured a quick win in a patent suit over its “Cardless Cash” mobile banking feature, after a district court judge found the patent covered nothing more than an abstract idea.

Judge Matthew Kennelly in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Wintrust’s motion to dismiss Peoplechart Corp.’s lawsuit and invalidated U.S. Patent No. 8,869,249, covering a method for reducing unauthorized access to sensitive information.

Wintrust’s Cardless Cash, a feature rolled out in 2015, allows customers to withdraw money from an ATM using Wintrust’s banking app. California-based Peoplechart sued Wintrust in January, alleging ...

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