According to media reports, Apple was sued by a Texas company called Fintiv, and was accused of Apple Pay mobile payment service infringing a plaintiff’s patent.
Fintiv describes itself as “a new company founded by experienced people” with patents from South Korea. Founded in 2018, Fintiv employs 11-50 mobile payment and marketing professionals.
The patents mentioned in this case relate to the storage and use of digital wallet data related to billing agreements or online shopping on mobile devices.
The plaintiff sued that Apple had used the patent it owned without authorization, Apple’s infringing products include iPhone (including at least iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS Max), Apple Watch (including at least Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) and Apple wallet application.
Of course, this is not the first time Apple has been hit by a patent lawsuit. In July, a company sued Siri, apple’s voice assistant, for patent infringement on its natural language recognition technology. Earlier, SMTM Technologies Inc. alleged that Apple’s “Do Not Disturb” model violated its patents.