New Bluetooth Campaign Targets Dating Apps

  • August 24, 2020
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sectors: E-Commerce and Software, Mobile Communications and Devices

Inventor-controlled Wireless Discovery LLC has sued Bumble (f/k/a MagicLab) (Badoo, Chappy, Lumen) (6:20-cv-00762) over the provision of the Bumble, Badoo, and Lumen dating apps. The plaintiff purports to assert all patents from a five-member family broadly directed to communicating personal information between users via mobile devices that are connected to each other through a “short range wireless communication protocol”; however, while one of the patents is given bare mention in the complaint, no infringement allegations, certainly none approaching the specificity of the allegations as to the other four, appear.

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