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USAA Mobile Check Deposit Patents Not Abstract, Magistrate Says

May 4, 2022, 6:02 PM

United Services Automobile Association patents related to a mobile check deposit system don’t cover abstract ideas ineligible for patenting, an Eastern District of Texas magistrate judge found.

PNC Bank NA, which USAA accused of infringement, wanted a ruling invalidating the patents. Judge Roy Payne recommended PNC’s eligibility defenses be dismissed in a Tuesday report.

Payne’s report comes as jury selection in the infringement trial is set for Monday in Marshall, Texas. PNC Bank has a chance to object.

San Antonio-based USAA says it pioneered remote check deposit to allow its members to deposit checks across the world. Unlike traditional ...