Google Wallet Infringes Mobile Rewards Patent, Inventor Says

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- A Canadian inventor claimed Tuesday that mobile payment products from Google and several major wireless carriers infringed his patented system for transmitting customer rewards to a smartphone, according to lawsuit filed in Delaware federal court.

Peter Sprogis says Google Inc. and Isis — a joint venture of AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless — and their respective mobile wallet products ripped off his idea to use a near field communication chip to send loyalty points like airline miles from a vendor to a consumer's...
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