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.