Over the past couple of months, Verify Smart Corp. has added cases against Valley National Bancorp (2:16-cv-06065) and Wells Fargo (2:16-cv-06389) to its now years-long campaign asserting a single patent (8,285,648) generally related to verification of user identity during an electronic transaction, with multi-factor systems for authenticating of that identity. The case against one of the last two defendants added to the campaign in early August, JP Morgan Chase (the other being Ally Bank), was dismissed without prejudice within three days of filing, following an established pattern of seeking voluntary dismissal shortly after a complaint’s filing.
Verify Smart Corp.’s pattern of filing and dismissing cases in short order continues in 2016. Earlier this month, two November 2015 suits, one each against Facebook and Yahoo, were voluntarily dismissed with prejudice. True to form, Verify Smart has filed another five, this time naming Basecamp (2:16-cv-00239), Dropbox (2:16-cv-00238), Salesforce (2:16-cv-00237), Twitter (2:16-cv-00235), and United States Automobile Association (2:16-cv-00236). The new complaints, like the old, assert a single patent (8,285,648) generally related to verification of user identity during an electronic transaction. Multi-factor systems for authenticating user identity are the accused products.
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