The US$7.6 billion rental agreement between pod rental website and the owners of a popular pod rental service was awarded to a single company,, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Preliminary results of the patent filing show that the owner, company, received US$1.2 billion in rental payments from in 2019.

The filing states that received US $1.5 billion in payments from its users and the owners in the same period.

Predictably, pod rental and have both filed for protection against

In response to the filing, pod reserves, the owners’ pod rental services, filed a lawsuit against which is currently before the USPTO.

The filing also states that it has filed an emergency petition to the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in order to obtain a patent covering’s patent claims.