US m-banking supplier MShift has launched a patent infringement suit against Intuit subsidiary Digital Insight Corporation and users of its mobile banking technology platform. Community Trust Financial Corporation and Community Trust Bank are named as co-defendants.
The action, filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California, asserts that the mobile banking technology Digital Insight is providing its customers, such as Community Trust Bank, infringes on a 2005 MShift patent.
MShift's "881 Patent" enable mobile devices such as smartphones to access network sites such as online or home banking sites by means of a conversion and adaptation engine which performs translations between the language of the network site (e.g. HTML) and the language supported by the mobile device (e.g., WAP, HDML, HTML) as required.
Scott Moeller, MShift CEO, says: "This action against Digital Insight and against companies, such as Community Trust Bank, that have chosen to use an infringing technology, demonstrates MShift's ardent commitment to protecting our many years of investment in research and development."