US jury orders Meta to pay US$174.5 million for violating patents


A Texas jury has decided that Meta used technology patented by Voxer to develop "live" features for Facebook and Instagram. – EPA pic, September 22, 2022.

A UNITED States jury yesterday ordered Meta to pay US$174.5 million for violating live-streaming patents developed by a US army veteran seeking to fix shortcomings in battlefield communications. 

A trial in Texas federal court ended with jurors deciding that “live” features at Facebook and Instagram used technology patented by Voxer, a company co-founded by Tom Katis, legal documents showed. 


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