The payments industry is seeing only the “first steps” of Near Field Communication development as a contactless-payment technology, so it stands to reason that lawsuits related to NFC patents would not be far behind.

On Track Innovations Ltd. proved that theory March 26 in filing a patent-infringement lawsuit against T-Mobile USA Inc. in New York District Court, claiming T-Mobile sells NFC-enabled phones that incorporate OTI design elements for implementing NFC.

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