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Apple Accused of Infringing Mobile Wallet Patent

Dec. 24, 2018, 3:48 PM

Apple Inc. is facing claims that it’s infringing patented mobile wallet technology.

Mobile payment company Fintiv Inc. alleged that Apple infringed U.S. Patent No. 8,843,125, which describes a method for managing virtual credit, gift, loyalty, and other cards on a mobile device.

Apple’s iPhone models, Apple Watch devices, and the Apple Wallet app directly infringe the patent, Fintiv alleged in a complaint filed Dec. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Fintiv also said Apple encouraged its partners and service providers to use the allegedly infringing products.

An Apple spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a Bloomberg Law request for comment. Mann Tindel & Thompson is representing Fintiv.

The case is Fintiv Inc. v. Apple Inc., W.D. Tex., No. 6:18-cv-00372, complaint filed 12/21/18.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alexis Kramer in Washington at akramer@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Keith Perine at kperine@bloomberglaw.com