Inventor Initiates Mobile Payment Suits Three Years after Trying to Sell Patent

  • October 25, 2012

Inventor Peter Sprogis filed two separate suits against Google and JVL Ventures (the entity formed in 2010 by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to operate the ISIS mobile payment network), alleging that the defendants’ near-field communication based mobile payment systems infringe a patent related to the use of RFID tags as coupons.  These are the first two patent infringement suits initiated by Peter Sprogis.  Sprogis is the chairman and co-founder of MoLo Rewards, a UK mobile coupon provider. RPX reviewed the patent-in-suit as an open market opportunity (Sprogis) in February 2009.  10/23, District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned, 1:2012cv01351; 1:2012cv01352.


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