BuzzFeed Latest To Face Patent Suit By Cloud Company

Law360 (September 17, 2018, 4:26 PM EDT) -- BuzzFeed Inc. has become the latest high-profile website to face an infringement suit over cloud storage patents from PersonalWeb Technologies LLC, a software developer that has filed dozens of similar suits against customers using Amazon's web services offerings.

The complaint filed Thursday in the Southern District of New York accuses BuzzFeed of violating three PersonalWeb cloud storage patents while delivering buzzfeed.com to readers. PersonalWeb seeks an unspecified amount of damages to be determined.

At issue are the algorithms PersonalWeb developed covering the identification of files in cloud storage and their efficient retrieval. PersonalWeb contends BuzzFeed infringed on its system, which reduces...

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