International Patent Row over Prepaid Payment Systems Lands in US Laundromats
- June 4, 2018
Upaid Systems, Ltd. (f/k/a InTouch Technologies, Ltd.) has continued to pursue a revived US leg of its international litigation campaign, suing more laundromats across a variety of states for the use of the payment system facilitated by Card Concept’s LaundryCard and FasCard “cashless cards”. Facing new complaints so far in June are Lancer Laundry Wilmington (1:18-cv-00837) in Delaware; Midtown Wash (1:18-cv-02787), Speed Queen Laundry (1:18-cv-02788), and Blue Water Express Laundry (1:18-cv-02786) in Georgia; Azizi Enterprises (d/b/a Duds ‘n’ Suds) (2:18-cv-02291) and Rosedale Ultra Wash (2:18-cv-02292) in Kansas; and Washateria (4:18-cv-00834) in Missouri. The complaints assert a single patent already at issue in a Northern District of Illinois case brought last November directly against Card Concepts, which has challenged the patent under Alice. This spate of new litigation follows past disputes between Upaid and other companies in Australia, Britain, and Japan, as well as here in the US.
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