Lighthouse Consulting Group LLC has followed up its July case against Bank of America with August suits hitting CitiGroup (2:19-cv-00264) and Wells Fargo (2:19-cv-00269). Two patents—generally related to using an “image device” such as a “fax” or a scanner to capture and transmit images of checks and deposit slips to a bank—are asserted in all three complaints, with infringement allegations focused on mobile deposit features within the defendants’ banking apps. Lighthouse Consulting Group alleges that each defendant signed a separate nondisclosure agreement in 2007 under which the earliest applications in the asserted family of patents were discussed.
In a new Eastern District of Texas case, Bank of America (2:19-cv-00250) has been accused of infringing two patents generally related to using “ubiquitous imaging devices” to capture and transmit check images to a bank. The plaintiff is Lighthouse Consulting Group LLC, which targets Bank of America over the provision of a remote deposit feature within its “Mobile Checking Application”, perhaps a reference to the defendant’s mobile banking app. Lighthouse Consulting Group alleges that the defendant has been aware of the patents-in-suit since it entered into a non-disclosure agreement with the plaintiff in 2007.