Photo Sharing Sites Snapped With Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- AOL LLC, Yahoo Inc., Verizon Wireless and several other technology giants that run photo-sharing Web sites were hit Monday with infringement suits for allegedly violating three patents over photo technology.

New Hampshire-based patent holding company FotoMedia Technologies LLC filed two separate suits against the technology companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, seeking a permanent injunction as well as treble damages.

The patents, which were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between 2000 and 2005, cover a system which...
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