NPE Sues HSBC Bank over Payment Processing
Autoscribe and Pollin Patent Licensing (PPL) [NPE] filed suit against HSBC Bank, alleging that HSBC’s telephone debt collection services infringe a patent related to processing checks by phone. According to the complaint, Robert Pollin, the named inventor of the patent-in-suit, assigned the patent to Autoscribe and PPL is an exclusive licensee. Autoscribe and PPL have filed three prior suits against Allstate, Capital One, Combine Insurance Services, FIA Card Services, United States Cellular, and Wells Fargo, and were defendants in an action for declaratory judgment brought by Online Resources. 10/28, Northern District of Illinois, 1:2011cv07691.