While USAA requested a declaratory judgement in its lawsuit against Mitek Systems filed on March 29 in a San Antonio federal court, Mitek Systems has countersued in a Delaware court for patent infringement and breach of contract relating to its technology that enables consumers to deposit a check with camera-equipped smartphones and tablets.

“I personally presented our technology to USAA in February 2008 but they are claiming in legal proceedings that they were unaware of Mitek’s patents,” Mitek Systems CEO James DeBello told Insurance Networking News. “We have exact records, e-mails and quotations that illustrate their claims are unjustified. We’ve had a licensee/licensor relationship with them since 2006.”

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