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Meta to Pay $175 Million For Copied Facebook, Instagram Tech (2)

Sept. 21, 2022, 8:45 PMUpdated: Sept. 23, 2022, 2:46 PM

Meta Platforms Inc. must pay walkie-talkie app maker Voxer Inc. more than $174.5 million in damages after a Texas jury found Wednesday it had infringed two patents with the social media giant’s Facebook Live and Instagram Live features.

The jury found that Meta copied Voxer’s patents covering online communication management and also said the company owes Voxer an ongoing royalty. The trial kicked off Sept. 13.

“We believe the evidence at trial demonstrated that Meta did not infringe Voxer’s patents,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement to Bloomberg Law. “We intend to seek further relief, including filing an ...