Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2023, 8:15 PM

Dating Apps’ Patent Victories Challenged at Federal Circuit

Kelcee Griffis
Kelcee Griffis

Grindr Inc., eHarmony Inc., Coffee Meets Bagel Inc., and other online dating apps are facing appeals of dismissed lawsuits that accused them of patent infringement.

Wireless Discovery LLC asked the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reconsider a pair of Delaware federal district court orders that invalidated four of its asserted patents, according to appeals docketed Wednesday and Thursday.

Wireless Discovery had accused the dating apps—which also included the Meet Group Inc. and Down App Inc.—of infringing patents covering social media technology that helps people meet online and exchange contact information. Delaware District Judge Gregory B. Williams, ...