SOURCE: PaymentOne


May 04, 2011 17:53 ET

PaymentOne Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Zong

Cites Infringement of Multiple US Patents Relating to Carrier Based Payments

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - PaymentOne Corporation a global leader in mobile payments and carrier billing, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Zong Inc., in the Northern District of California. In its complaint, PaymentOne asserts that Zong's products and services infringe on multiple PaymentOne patents relating to phone number based validation, authentication, fraud control, and payments.

The complaint seeks unspecified damages and a court-ordered injunction against future infringement by Zong.

"For more than 10 years, PaymentOne has been at the forefront of developing and deploying technologies for carrier-based billing, mobile payments and advanced fraud protection," said Joe Lynam, President and CEO of PaymentOne. "Since 2000, PaymentOne has invested significant time and money developing these proprietary technologies, and our systems have been deployed at numerous locations and merchants for much of this time. PaymentOne respects intellectual property rights and therefore has no choice but to aggressively pursue Zong and other companies that are infringing PaymentOne's intellectual property."

The asserted PaymentOne patents include United States Patent No. 7,080,049, entitled "Method And System For Processing A Transaction;" United States Patent No. 7,848,500, entitled "Method And Apparatus To Validate A Subscriber Line;" and United States Patent No. 7,848,504, entitled "Method And Apparatus To Validate A Subscriber Line."

PaymentOne is represented in this action by the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

About PaymentOne
PaymentOne Corporation, one of the world's fastest growing payment service providers, is a global leader in carrier-based billing for landline, broadband and mobile payments. The company pioneered payment with "no credit card required" and has a 10-year track record in payment services that connect digital merchants, social media publishers, content providers and network operators. PaymentOne has generated over $4 billion in new digital revenue for brand name clients, including Blizzard Entertainment and America Online. AnyPhone™ connects with over 1100 network operators and enables over 3 billion worldwide consumers in 67 countries to simply bill digital purchases on any device to their existing mobile, broadband, or home phone bill. The company has a robust patent portfolio covering fraud prevention, authentication, and alternative payments. PaymentOne is privately held and headquartered in the Silicon Valley.

PaymentOne, AnyPhone, and PayOne are registered trademarks or trademarks by PaymentOne Corporation. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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