No Love Lost: Tinder's Match Group, Sues Dating App Bumble
No Love Lost: Tinder's Match Group, Sues Dating App Bumble
Match Group, Tinder's parent company, has filed a suit against Bumble for patent infringement
20 March, 2018, 04:25
Match Group, owner of dating app Tinder, has hit "copycat" Bumble with a lawsuit, alleging that its rival was developed as a "Tinder-clone".
In accordance with the suit, the Match Group is accusing Bumble of breaching on its two patents, encompassing a blueprint patent for the now-famous swipe-to-connect feature of Tinder.
Pop quiz time! Who owns Tinder, OkCupid, Match.com, and Plenty of Fish? Accordingly, we are prepared when necessary to enforce our patents and other intellectual property rights against any operator in the dating space who infringes upon those rights. Match alleges that its utility patent gives Tinder the exclusive right to use to "a computer implemented method of profile matching".
Talks with regards to the acquisition actually go back to past year, when Match apparently offered $450 million to buy Bumble, The Vergereports. And when a Recode contact understood that Match was still interested in acquiring Bumble, it's not hard to see the lawsuit as a pressure tactic to make Bumble accept a buyout offer it would otherwise reject.
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CNNreports both Gulczynski and Mick have since left Bumble, and did not respond when the network reached out for comment on the lawsuit. The lawsuit therefore may be a somewhat odd bargaining chip to convince Bumble to join the company that owns the patents. Herd also asserted in the lawsuit that she was stripped off of her title of co-founder as Sean Rad, the then-CEO told her that having a young female co-founder makes the company seem like a joke.
She ultimately settled the suit for "approximately $1 million", according to Forbes. Bumble was set to make more than $100 million in revenue in 2017, a figure that's projected to double in 2018.
Dating service Badoo is now majority owner of Bumble. There's no easy solution, and Bumble may have to compromise on some level (whether independence or cash) to remain a fixture in the dating app scene. Bumble would be a nice addition to its portfolio, given its rapid growth and ability to cannibalize users from other dating apps.
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