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TikTok Accused of Infringement of Digital Photography Patents

Aug. 14, 2020, 7:37 PM

TikTok Inc. has been accused in a lawsuit of infringing several digital photography patents.

Pixmarx IP LLC alleged that the popular video-sharing app, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide, encouraged users to act in a way that infringed its patents, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Dallas-based Pixmarx owns several patents each titled “Embedding Digital Content Within a Digital Photograph During Capture of the Digital Photograph,” according to the complaint.

TikTok infringed these patents with its use of “effects,” which enable users to add filters or otherwise ...