The Tinder dating app’s “swipe right” interface has survived an early attack on its patents by rival Bumble Trading Inc.

Judge Alan Albright of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas turned away Bumble’s claim that two patents owned by Tinder parent Match Group LLC are ineligible for patenting under Section 101 of the Patent Act. Bumble, a dating app for women co-founded by former Tinder employees, had argued the patents are directed to the abstract concepts of matchmaking and picking cards out of a stack.

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