On Friday, March 17th, Dallas, TX-based internet dating app designer Match cluster filed a fit in the Western area of Texas alleging statements of energy and style patent violation, signature infringement, and trade secret misappropriation against Austin, TX-based dating app company Bumble. Match alleges that Bumble, that was based by previous workers of Match’s Tinder online dating service, copied biggest aspects of the screen from Match’s application like swiping characteristics always identify prospective matches.
Patents becoming asserted by fit team in cases like this feature:
- U.S. Patent No. 9733811 , entitled coordinating procedure program and means . Granted finally August, it addresses a computer implemented way of visibility matching that involves swiping gestures connected with visual representations of individual online-dating users.
- U.S. Patent No. D798314 , named Display Screen or section Thereof With a Graphical graphical user interface of a Mobile Device . Issued latest Sep, it discusses areas of the swiping graphical interface build employed by Tinder. (more…)