Apple Pay again target of patent infringement suit

Apple was hit with yet another lawsuit on Tuesday, with patent holdings firm RFCyber leveraging five pieces of intellectual property against the iPhone maker relating to mobile payments technologies.

Apple PayFiled with the U.S. Court for the Western District of Texas, RFCyber’s complaint alleges infringement of multiple patents covering contactless mobile payments methods involving NFC, secure elements and other technologies implemented in Apple Pay.Named in the suit are U.S. Patent Nos. 8,118,218, 9,189,787, 9,240,009, 10,600,046 and 11,018,724, each stemming from older IP dating back to 2006. Specifically, the 787, 009, 046 and 724 patents are all related to, and in part based on, the ‘218 patent filed in 2006 and granted in 2012.

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