UnitedHealth HSA Cards Accused Of Infringement

Law360, New York (November 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Health care conglomerate UnitedHealth Group Inc. has been hit with a patent infringement suit that claims the company and its subsidiaries infringed two patents for credit card technology.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, patent-holding company Alexsam Inc. targeted subsidiaries United Healthcare Services Inc., Exante Bank Inc. and Exante Financial Services Inc.

Exante is a financial institution focused on health care banking particularly through Health Savings Accounts.

The patents-in-suit, both entitled “Multifunctional Card System,” were invented...
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