Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 9:35 PM

Facebook, Instagram Reels ‘Stitch’ Feature Target of Patent Suit

John Woolley
John Woolley

Meta Platforms Inc., which operates Facebook and Instagram, were accused Wednesday of infringing two patents for editing online video.

ART Research and Technology LLC filed its complaint in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming the “stitching” features for both Facebook and Instagram Reels infringe or induce infringement of ART’s patents for annotating playable media files in a social network.

Facebook and Instagram Reels are services on Meta’s social media sites which allow users to watch and share shortform video. Reels can either be recorded all at once, or made through a series of clips ...

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