Apple sued by MemoryWeb over places and people tech in Photos app

 Apple sued by MemoryWeb over places and people tech in Photos app

A photo organiser app called MemoryWeb has sued Apple. The company claims that Apple’s Photos and its supporting services infringe on patents that cover how photo archives are viewed and organised based on location, people tagged in them, and other identifiers. MemoryWeb lodged the case at the US District Court in Texas on Tuesday and has alleged that Apple’s Photos app on iOS and macOS infringes on patents that “allow people to organise, view, preserve these files with all the memory details captures, connected and vivified via an interactive interface”.

MemoryWeb has asserted US Patent numbers 9,552,376, 10,423,658, 10,621,228, and 11,017, 020, “an IP clutch that details methods of organising photographs by tags and metadata for later recall”. These patents that MemoryWeb has listed were granted in 2017, 2019, 2020, and, “most recently” on May 26 this year.

The company has explained in the filing that “personal…

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