Match Group Target of a New Patent Infringement Case

The Match Group

Match Group is the subject of a new patent infringement case, with the plaintiff as NetSoc LLC.

NetSoc is a newly established entity in Eastern Texas. It has the mission: “to help breed and explore a curiosity in all technologies.”

Match Group is accused of infringing a patent entitled: “Method and system for establishing and using a social network to facilitate people in life issues” (US patent number 9,978,107).

The case asserts that some of Tinder’s discovery settings, particularly the distance limit, may help to facilitate life issues such as relocation.

Match is the target of another ongoing lawsuit – one levelled by Bumble. It coincides with a Match Group IP case against Bumble.

Bumble has sued Match for $400 million, asserting that it misappropriated trade secrets during acquisition talks.

Match Group is suing Bumble for, amongst other infractions, using its brand hallmarks including the ‘swipe right’ slogan.

Read more on the NetSoc case here.

Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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