United Services Automobile Association v. Wells Fargo Bank

Irell & Manella LLP persuaded a jury to award the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) $102 million in damages and a finding of willful infringement against Wells Fargo relating to two patents for mobile remote deposit capture technology.

In the second win for financial services company United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a jury in East Texas has awarded it $102.8 million in damages after finding Wells Fargo wilfully infringed its patents.

USAA filed its first complaint in June 2018, before filing another suit in August that year, claiming that Wells Fargo has taken advantage of its “pioneering efforts” in mobile deposit technologies by incorporating the technologies into its apps.

The jury’s January 10, 2020 award was handed down just two months after Irell convinced another jury to award USAA $200 million and a finding of willful infringement against Wells Fargo for two patents for the auto capture process. Both cases were heard in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The Irell team included co-lead counsel Jason Sheasby (Picture) and Lisa Glasser, as well as associates Tony Rowles, Andrew Strabone, Benjamin Monnin, Kelsey Schuetz and Ingrid Petersen.

Involved fees earner: Lisa Glasser – Irell & Manella; Benjamin Manzin-Monnin – Irell & Manella; Ingrid Petersen – Irell & Manella; Tony Rowles – Irell & Manella; Kelsey Schuetz – Irell & Manella; Jason Sheasby – Irell & Manella; Andrew Strabone – Irell & Manella;

Law Firms: Irell & Manella;

Clients: USAA;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti