Symbology Adds a Financial Services Wave to Its Growing QR Codes Campaign
- April 27, 2016
Symbology Innovations, LLC has added another wave of lawsuits to its only litigation campaign, which it began last year; the new defendants are eleven banks and other financial services companies: Bank of America (2:16-cv-00443), Beacon Payments (2:16-cv-00444), Citibank (2:16-cv-00450), HSBC Bank (2:16-cv-00447), JPMorgan Chase (2:16-cv-00446), Landmark Bank (2:16-cv-00448), Lifelock (2:16-cv-00458), SunTrust Bank (2:16-cv-00449), and Texas Bank and Trust (2:16-cv-000451). The complaints assert three patents (8,936,190; 8,651,369; 8,424,752) from a family of four generally related to using a mobile device to take a picture of an object having “symbology” from which information about the object can be retrieved from a remote server. The accused products are advertisements with QR (quick response) codes on them, which can be used to download additional, related information, which for many of the defendants is a related mobile app.