Tinder sues dating app bumble

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Tinder sues dating app Bumble

Get smarter, faster about your hometown. Please enter a valid email. Tinder parent company Match. Axios had reported last month that Tinder quietly secured patents on the swiping and double opt-in matching technology that feature prominently in Bumble's user interface. Those patents play a central role in the complaint, as do claims that two Bumble executives who previously worked at Tinder — Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick— misappropriated trade secrets involving unlaunched Tinder features that allegedly made their way into the Bumble app. Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe-Herd, who previously co-founded Tinder and later sued it for sexual harassment, is not named personally as a defendant.

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Last month, Match Group, which owns Tinder along with Match. Bumble quickly fired back. First, it published a fierce open letter that declared itself unintimidated. Then, it countered with a lawsuit of its own, accusing Match of asking Bumble to reveal confidential information under the guise that Match might purchase it. Here is everything you need to know.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in Texas, says Bumble is virtually identical to Tinder, the app that popularized the swipe right to like, swipe left to dislike functionality. Bumble copied the "world-changing, card swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise" of Tinder, the lawsuit says. The complaint also says that Bumble's co-creators are ex-Tinder employees, and the app has rolled out two new features that were "learned of and developed confidentially while at Tinder. Bumble has become a fierce competitor to Tinder since it launched in