7 announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. 7’s complaint alleges that LivePerson’s products and services infringe four patents owned by 7: United States Patent Nos. 7,228,278; 7,747,438; 8,396,741; and 8,737,599. In the complaint 7 seeks damages and an injunction.
7 has secured numerous patents covering innovations in the fields of customer engagement, prediction, and data analytics. “We have invested heavily in the development of our platform and technology,” said PV Kannan, 7’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, “and we have an obligation to protect that investment and our intellectual property.”