Tinder Suing Bumble Over Patent Infringement Match Group, who owns Tinder, filed in a Texas court on Monday, claiming Bumble infringed on two separate patents. Match says that Bumble violates Tinder's patents over the "matching process system and method" and also over similarities in design. Not stopping there, Match also says that Bumble's founders, two of whom used to work for Tinder, used confidential information learned while working for the company to start Bumble. ...This case is simply about forcing Bumble to stop competing with Match and Tinder using Match’s own inventions, patented designs, trademarks, and trade secrets. The lawsuit comes after Match made an attempt to buy Bumble for $450 million last year.