Suit Claims CUs Infringe On Card Customization Patent
WILMINGTON, Del. – Global technology vendor Serverside Group filed suit in federal court this morning claiming dozens of credit union groups and banks are infringing on its patents for card customization technology.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for Delaware, names PSCU Financial Services, The Members Group, Credit Union 1, Neighbors CU and Anheuser-Bush Employees’ CU among the defendants. Also named are CPI Card Group, HJA Payment Processing Solutions, T8 Webware, DimpledoughInc., Design One Creative, United Solutions Co., American State Bank, Eastern Bank and Bank Iowa.
Card customization allows credit unions and banks to personalize credit and/or debit cards with a users own photo or the logo of their favorite sports team, for example, and is increasingly popular among consumers.
“From the moment we first developed digital card customization, we realized that it would have enormous value for card issuers and cardholders alike,” said Adam Elgar, president of Serverside Group.
Serverside provides card services in 27 countries to more than 200 clients, including RBS Group, ING, Fortis, BMW, and Heritage Building Society.