Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Google Sued For Patent Infringement Over Google Wallet
This afternoon, Google was sued over its Google Wallet smartphone application allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,298,271 (the '271 patent) in the Federal District Court of Delaware.�According to Google, "Google Wallet is a virtual wallet that securely stores your credit and debit cards, offers, and rewards cards. You can tap your phone to pay in-store using Google Wallet anywhere contactless payments are accepted. You can pay online by signing into your Google Wallet account." �Of course, there is nothing new about payments using NFC technology, NFC has been popular in Japan for years. �What's interesting here is the actual patent being asserted against Google.