Startup “Planner5D” sued Facebook and Princeton University over claims that they could have taken valuable data from the company, writes The startup that is working from a Lithuanian office creates 3D objects for home design.

© Shutterstock

According to, “Planner5D” claims that mentioned institutions are to blame for copyright infringement and trade secret theft. The file was issued at US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday.

The representatives of Lithuanian startup says that public disclosure and dissemination of “Planner5D" design files makes a threat to the company's market.

The company counts that more than 2500 3D objects and 45000 scenes might be scraped from the company's database.

As “Planner5D” complaint shows Princeton University researchers are working on a project that would help machines to recognize 3D scenes. It is said that researchers developed a data-set using “Planne5D” library and files that are banned in the company’s user agreement.

Moreover, it is claimed that data set by Princeton University researchers has been copied and shared by a Facebook-backed competition that was aiming to develop 3D modeling algorithms.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from DELFI.

Cabinet approves new car pollution tax

The Lithuanian Cabinet approved on Wednesday a new tax aimed at encouraging people to buy less...

Alcohol, tobacco and diesel fuel excise tax hikes approved

The Lithuanian Cabinet decided on Wednesday to raise the excise duties on strong alcohol , diesel...

President proposes new measures to block Astravyets electricity

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday proposed new measures to block imports of...

Government considers 2020 budget with revenue and expenditure going up

The revenue and expenditure of Lithuania's 2020 state budget , including EU and other international...

Vasiliauskas: country needs immigrants with higher qualifications

With more and more immigrants from third countries arriving in Lithuania, the country's central...