T-Mobile sued by Israeli firm over near field technology

Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA is facing a lawsuit over its near field communication (NFC) technology.

Israel’s On Track Innovations (OTI), which has products that include the COPNI (Contactless Payment and NFC Insert) device to add NFC capability to non-NFC mobile phones, said it filed the patent infringement suit against the Bellevue, WA-based carrier in New York district court.

OTI alleges T-Mobile infringes on one of its patents out of OTI’s “over 100 issued patents and pending patent applications.”

T-Mobile has not yet commented publicly on the filing.

[via PCMag.com]

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