Google, Samsung, Others Hit With E-Wallet Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT) -- Google Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Sprint-Nextel Corp. and others were slapped Thursday with an infringement suit in Texas accusing them of violating a group of patents covering digital wallet technology used in the Nexus S 4G smartphone.

Patent licensing company E-Micro Corp. alleges that Google and Samsung's joint development of the Nexus, which uses the Google Wallet software application for Android operating systems, violates U.S. Patent Numbers 7,349,885; 7,708,198; and 7,712,658. The suit also names as defendants Best Buy Co. Inc and Amazon.com Inc. for selling...
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