TikTok Faces Patent Suit Over Digital Photo Embedding Tech

By Mike LaSusa (August 14, 2020, 9:42 PM EDT) -- TikTok, the popular social media platform recently branded a national security threat by the United States, is facing allegations that it ripped off patent protected technology used to embed additional content into digital images, according to a suit filed Friday in Texas federal court.

Dallas-based Pixmarx IP LLC accused Chinese-owned TikTok of infringing three of the Texas company's patents, which cover methods of inserting watermarks, pictures, text and other additional content into the frame of digital images before the user takes the picture or video.

"In this regard, the corresponding outputted digital file is a 'What You See Is What You...

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