Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Tinder's parent sues Bumble for patent infringement

Match Group Is Suing Dating App Bumble for Patent Breach Match Group, Tinder's parent company, has filed a suit against Bumble for patent infringement
Kayla Schwartz | 19 March, 2018, 13:02

The lawsuit is the first time Match Group has launched a lawsuit to protect its patents it secured on swiping and double opt-ins for dating matches on Tinder, a company spokesperson told CNN.

The online dating company Match Group that is the owner of services like Match.com and Tinder is planning to purchase Bumble, another famous dating app that lets women make the first move.

The lawsuit cites trademark infringement and dilution, utility and design patent infringement, trade dress infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition, amongst other claims.

Match claims that early Bumble executives Chris Gulczynksi and Sarah Mick stole "confidential information related to proposed Tinder features".

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According to a new patent infringement lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Waco at Texas late on Friday, Match Group may be putting efforts to push the contract along in an untraditional way. However, TechCrunch sources had noted that Bumble turned down Match's offers to buy the company in summer 2017. Match Group was reportedly still interested in Bumble's business as recently as last November.

Neither Tinder nor Bumble were immediately able to offer comment. Both Gulczynski and Mick previously worked at Tinder.

Whether Bumble would be willing to part ways with current owner Badoo in exchange for making a lawsuit go away remains to be seen. The company was created by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, who sued the company over sexual harassment and alleged that she lost her title because of the CMO's belief that a "young female" founder hurt Tinder's credibility. The simplest way to get rid of a patent infringement suit is to join the company that is the owner of the patent.

One of the key differences between Bumble and Tinder is that the former only allows women to initiate a conversation with their male counterparts.

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