BancorpSouth, Others Sued Over Message Patent

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT) -- Compass Bancshares Inc., BancorpSouth Bank and a slew of banks in Texas have been hit with a lawsuit alleging they infringe a Wolf Run Hollow LLC patent for transmitting secure online messages.

Kinnelon, N.J.-based Wolf Run filed the complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against 14 defendants, most of them banks with headquarters in Texas.

The company accuses them of infringing on U.S. Patent Number 6,115,817, which covers methods and systems for facilitating the transmission of secure messages across...
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