Chicago, IL. Nixon Peabody LLP client MemoryWeb, a digital photo organizing and metadata management company, has been ranked fourth on Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2022 list of the 10 “Most Innovative Companies” in Chicago.
MemoryWeb allows users to organize, view, preserve, and share their digital files with all the memory details captured, connected, and vivified through an easy-to-navigate web of memories. The company was founded by husband and wife, Chris and Nancy Desmond, and longtime friend Michael Taylor, who were all looking to find a way to preserve and share historic family photos.
The app, which has become popular among genealogists, allows users to flip a digital image to see the data on the back, where many old photos have information written. The company has also developed technology that allows users to compare facial features across photos, which was among the five patents the company received last year.
Crain’s Chicago Business publishes its “Most Innovative Companies” list in connection with intellectual property advisory firm, Ocean Tomo, by evaluating Chicago-area companies that received patents from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office last year. Ocean Tomo then rates the quality of the patents based on a variety of factors.
“We are thrilled to see our client receive this recognition,” said Bradley Taub, a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property practice who has worked with MemoryWeb since 2014. “We’ve had the pleasure of helping MemoryWeb develop its patent portfolio, advise on licensing matters, and protect and commercialize its innovative technologies. MemoryWeb’s future is bright, and we look forward to continuing our work with the company.”