Facebook, MySpace Sued Over Photo-Sharing IP

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT) -- Patent holding company FotoMedia Technologies LLC hit social networking heavies Facebook Inc. and Myspace Inc. with claims of patent infringement in a Delaware federal court on Thursday in relation to photo-sharing technology.

In addition to the current and former social media industry leaders, Portsmouth, N.H.-based FotoMedia named Tagged Inc., Insider Guides Inc. and Memory Lane Inc., according to the complaint.

FotoMedia claims the popular photo technology features on Facebook and the other sites are covered by six patents it acquired between 2000 and 2011.

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