CIP Card Group Inc. (“CPI”) filed a complaint for patent infringement in the District of Colorado against Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. (“MPS”) on October 11, 2016. CPI asserts U.S. Patent No. 8,419,889, titled “Ultrasecure Card Package.”
According to the complaint, CPI has over 20 years of experience in the card payments market and related services, and provides secure payment solutions such as EMV cards, prepaid cards, instant issuance cards, mobile payment solutions, and e-Services to help with card management.
The technology at issue relates to tamper-resistant packaging for prepaid debit cards. CPI accuses MPS of infringing the ‘889 Patent through the sale of secure packaging for activatable point-of-sale cards, including the American Express Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Prepaid Card and the Target American Express Gift Card. CPI asserts that MPS is a direct competitor.
CPI is represented by David S. Bloch, Michael J. Scheer, and James C. Lin of Winston & Strawn LLP.