U.S. News | Triller Sues Tiktok for Patent Infringement

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Triller has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against a short-form Video App, TikTok for Patent infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that TikTok and its Chinese-owned parent, ByteDance Ltd infringed on its patent by importing and selling its App for iPhones and Android-based smartphones.

The plaintiff reportedly said that Tiller App focuses on the “Green Screen Video”, which is a feature TikTok launched in December allowing users to shoot multiple videos and synchronize them with an audio track.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant App now features the stitching together of multiple music videos with a single audio track.

The plaintiff alleges that its patent has been infringed upon and has caused lots of damages, confusion, and unfair competition.

TikTok is a short-form video app that is popular with over 400 million users in China alone.

The plaintiff seeks an injunction, payment for damages, and other settlement has the court deems fit.

The case is pending.

Triller, Inc. v. ByteDance Ltd. et al

Judge: Alan D Albright
Court: Texas Western District Court
Case #: 6:20-cv-00693
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause:  Patent Infringement
Case Filed: July 29, 2020
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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