Not even on the eternal Sunday that makes up the days between Christmas and New Year, Apple’s legal department has no rest. The newest paperwork to land on Apple’s lawyers’ table concerns a new lawsuit – this time, from a Texas (USA) company called Fintiv that says it has patents disrespected by the company with the Apple Pay, as informed by Bloomberg.
Fintiv claims to have a patent, acquired from a group of Korean inventors, that describes the storage and use of data from a «digital wallet» on a mobile device, taking into account aspects such as billing addresses or online purchases. That is, basically a part of the operation of Apple Pay.
The Texan company describes itself as a company with more than “20 years of experience”, despite having been founded in 2018; it employs between 11 and 50 employees and operates in the areas of mobile payments and marketing, but does not appear to have any products or services registered, offered or sold. That is… yeah, basically we are dealing with one more Patent troll – a company that exists and profits basically from suing other companies based on patents it may have.
According to Fintiv, its patent is infringed on a number of Apple products, including iPhones, Apple Watches and the Wallet app. The case will be heard by the West Texas District Court and the initial results are expected to come out soon.
via Apple World Today