IC Maker Files Mobile Payment Suit

January 9, 2012

Maxim Integrated Products [NCE] filed three separate suits against Capital One, Expedia, and Starbucks over mobile applications. The four patents-in-suit generally relate to data exchange between modules. This suit appears to be the first suit initiated by a semiconductor company targeting  retailers and retail banks for contactless mobile payments.  1/6, Eastern District of Texas, 4:2012cv00005; 4:2012cv00006; 4:2012cv00007.

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