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Snap buys key patent to secure the future of its geofilters

Snap buys key patent to secure the future of its geofilters

Mobli's original patent for Geofilters was approved in 2014, long before Snapchat created the Geofilters feature.

At that time, the "Geofilters" patent was called "Methods and Systems of providing visual content editing functions", notes news site E27.

In it, the company says "this is by far the highest amount paid for a single patent in Israel", with sources reportedly saying Snap is looking to protect itself from "future litigation" with its latest move. But compare the patent's price tag to Snapchat's total $25 billion value, and it starts to look more like a bargain - less than $8 million to protect one of its app's core features.

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Moshe Hogeg has declined to comment and we're still waiting to hear from Snapchat.

The patent (no. US#20160373805 and US#9459778) cover nature and working of the server-side filters, that is the filters are sourced from server rather than from the user's mobile app.

In addition, the company acquired the patent because Geofilters are an important part of its revenue.

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TechCrunch understands that Mobli first spoke to Facebook about selling the patent.

After 6 years, 86 Million Dollars in funding, a peak of 23 Million users and 4 different failed products, today marked another chapter for Mobli, with the sale of one of its patents to Snap Inc.

However, other Silicon Valley sources poured scorn on the idea that Facebook had even been offered the patent, with one source familiar with both companies commenting that Mobli wasn't on the radar of local power players. Simply put, Snap could have been out of business, which Facebook probably wants. The social media giant, which once wanted to acquire Snapchat, has been frequently copying its features.

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"After we saw the popularity of the Geofilters product, we opened the creation process to our community, who now create many Geofilters for all sorts of public and personal places and events".


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