U.S. News | Scanning Technologies Sues Ticketbud for Patent Infringement over QR Code Scanning Patent

Scanning Technologies Innovations, LLC has filed a lawsuit in the Texas Western District Court against Ideabud, LLC doing business as Ticketbud, an event management, ticketing and registration software as a service (SaaS) company for patent infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant infringed its patent-in-suit with United States Patent No. 10,600,101 (the ’101 patent) covering “Systems and Methods for Indicating the Existence of Accessible Information Pertaining to Articles of Commerce” by using the patented QR scanning and management system for the defendant’s ticket management system and app without permission or a license.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the patent in suit covers a systems and methods for downloading a look-up table from a server database to a mobile device via a communication network. The look-up table stores plurality of code numbers and information link associated with articles of commerce.

The plaintiff alleges that Ticketbud infringed at least claim 1 of the ’101 patent by making, using, importing, selling, and/or offering for sale an event ticket management system via the Ticketbud ticket management system, the Ticketbud Mobile app.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the application provides an event ticket management solution in which a ticket can be scanned to obtain a decoded link, which contains information about the article of commerce and the application also validates the ticket.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant’s server database has information in its look-up table including ticket details and guest lists, and the server database also has codes associated with various information which infringes the patent-in-suit by utilizing this patented technology without a license.

The plaintiff is seeking a judgment in its favor; to enjoin the defendant from further infringement; an award for damages, costs, and fees; pre- and post-judgment interest; and other relief.

The case is ongoing.

Scanning Technologies Innovations, LLC v. Ideabud, LLC d/b/a Ticketbud

Judge: Alan D Albright
Court: Texas Western District Court
Case #: 6:21-cv-00012
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Jan 07, 2021


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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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