February 25, 2015 | According to reports in the “Korea Herald,” Viber, the instant messaging application, may be facing patent infringements in Korea. The news source reports that a Korean court has ruled in favor of SK Telecom’s claim that Viber infringed its patent on reorganizing contact information on smartphones in the application, which was registered in 2006. SK Telecom sued Viber in November. Viber founder Talmon Marco reports to “Tech Crunch” that the company will soon release a longer statement addressing the allegations. If the court rules against Viber, the service could be banned in Korea.