TikTok Strikes Back Triller From Rival Video Apps In Patent Defense
TikTok and its parent company ByteDance responded in court against a patent lawsuit brought by rival video-sharing app Triller, in a move aimed at avoiding claims of infringement.
The lawsuit filed in California federal court seeks to overturn the lawsuit filed in July in Texas federal court alleging that the Chinese property application infringed Triller’s software patents.
The litigation comes with both applications experiencing solid growth.
Triller claims to have some 65 million active users worldwide and is considering a plan to list its shares publicly.
Tik Tok, which has at least 100 million in the United States and is one of the fastest growing social platforms, is fighting a Triumph effort by the administration to ban the app because of its ties to China or get it into US hands.
The TikTok lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to move the case from Texas to California, where Triller is based. The company asks the court to rule that its application does not infringe Triller’s patents.
“A judicial declaration is necessary to resolve the actual, immediate and justifiable controversy on these issues and to determine the respective rights of the parties with respect to the … patent,” TikTok’s attorneys wrote in the complaint.
Triller’s previous lawsuit alleges that TikTok improperly used a proprietary system to sync music videos to an audio track.