Bank Of The West, Others Face IP Suits Over Mobile Apps

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 5:15 PM EST) -- Bank of the West was hit with a suit in Texas federal court Monday accusing its smartphone application of infringing four patents covering secure transfer of valuable data, just days after Starbucks Corp., Capital One Financial Corp. and Expedia Inc. faced similar suits.

The suits, filed by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based semiconductor maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc., targets Starbucks' "Starbucks Card Mobile," "Starbucks for iPhone" and "Starbucks for Android" apps; Capital One's “Mobile Banking for iPhone” and Android apps; Bank Of The West's "Bank of the West Mobile...
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