Sina Technology News On the evening of September 22, Beijing time, it is reported that a Court of Texas made a ruling today that Facebook's parent company Meta violated the two patents of the walkie -talkie App Voxer, so it was necessary to compensate the latter for $ 174.5 million in losses.
Voxer filed a lawsuit in the United States for the first time in the United States in 2020 in the United States (the company name was still Facebook). In 2021, the intellectual property disputes between the two companies spread to the London court. Voxer said that his founder Tom Katis was a veteran who consciously had the technical defects of the intercom during service. As a result, Katis began to develop communication technology in 2006, and in 2011 launched the intercom application Voxer.
In 2012, the representative of Facebook contacted Voxer to discuss potential cooperation. Subsequently, Voxer began to disclose its patent combination and proprietary technology to Meta. Voxer said in the prosecution that when the two companies failed to reach a cooperation agreement, Meta regarded Voxer as a competitor and revoked Voxer's access to key components of the Facebook platform.
Later, Meta launched the Facebook Live in 2015 and launched Instagram Live in 2016. For these two functions, Voxer said it had violated its patent communication technology.
Today, the Dazhou Court made a ruling conducive to Voxer, asking Meta to pay Voxer for $ 174.5 million in compensation, and rejected Meta asks the court to determine that VOXER patent was not effective.
In this regard, a spokesman for Meta said: "We believe that the evidence we provided in the trial shows that Meta has not infringed Voxer's patent." The spokesman also said that Meta was preparing to appeal the ruling.