HSBC Hit With Patent Suit Over Website Mail System

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT) -- HSBC North America Holdings Inc. was hit with a patent infringement suit in New York last week, joining a growing list of companies accused by Unified Messaging Solutions LLC of running websites that flout its patents for delivering and managing online messages.

In a complaint filed in New York federal court on May 15, Texas-based Unified Messaging claimed that HSBC and its subsidiaries maintained a site enabled with Web-based communication services — including their "Bank Mail" feature — that infringed four patents.

"Defendants have directly and/or indirectly infringed and continue to directly and/or indirectly infringe one or more claims of the...

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