Princeton, Facebook Must Face Imaging Trade Secret Claims

Law360 (July 27, 2020, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has cut copyright claims from a 3D-imaging firm's revised suit accusing Facebook and Princeton University of illegally downloading its data to use in artificial intelligence projects, but allowed the company to keep its amended trade secrets claims.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick on Friday knocked off copyright claims in UAB Planner 5D's amended complaint, saying the Lithuania-based company's applications with the U.S. Copyright Office regarding its collection of room-decoration scenes for projects aimed at teaching robots to recognize three-dimensional scenes include a discrepancy over when the work was actually completed and published.

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