TikTok and its guardian agency ByteDance have fired again in court docket towards a patent lawsuit by rival video-sharing app Triller, in a transfer geared toward heading off infringement claims.
The grievance filed in federal court docket in California seeks to quash the lawsuit filed in July in a Texas federal court docket alleging the Chinese language-owned app infringed on Triller’s software program patents.
The litigation comes with each apps seeing sturdy development.
Triller claims some 65 million lively customers worldwide and is weighing a plan to listing its shares publicly.
TikTok, which has no less than 100 million in the US and is likely one of the fastest-growing social platforms, is battling a Trump administration effort to ban the app due to its ties to China or put it in American fingers.
The TikTok swimsuit filed Wednesday seeks to maneuver the case from Texas to California, the place Triller is predicated. The corporate is asking the court docket to rule that its app doesn’t infringe Triller’s patents.
“A judicial declaration is critical to resolve the true, instant and justiciable controversy regarding these points and to find out the respective rights of the events relating to the… patent,” TikTok’s attorneys wrote within the grievance.
Triller’s earlier lawsuit alleges that TikTok improperly used a patented system for synchronizing music movies with an audio monitor.
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