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A jury in Austin, Texas on Wednesday found that live-streaming services on Facebook and Instagram had copied Voxer’s patented technology.

The US parent company of the Internet platforms Facebook and Instagram, Meta, will pay approximately $175 million (about 177 million euros) in fines and damages for US patent infringement. A jury in Austin, Texas on Wednesday found that live-streaming services on Facebook and Instagram had copied Voxer’s patented technology. Mita announced that she would resume.

Dallas-based Voxer launched a real-time communication app with audio and video transmission in 2011. According to the company, Facebook immediately called and tried to work together. The startup at the time made details of its technologies available to Facebook during the talks, but ultimately no agreement was reached, according to the complaint.

In 2015 and 2016, Facebook Live and Instagram Live were launched. “Both products incorporate Voxer’s technology and infringe its patents,” the plaintiffs’ attorneys said. Meta opposed: “We believe the evidence presented in the process shows that Meta did not infringe Voxer patents,” a company spokesperson said. France Press agency.

(APA)

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