Triller Sues Rival TikTok for Patent Infringement (Exclusive)

TikTok feature allowing users to stitch multiple videos together while using a single audio track illegally copied a 2017 Triller patent, new lawsuit claims

Triller, the music-focused social media app, on Wednesday sued rival TikTok and parent company ByteDance for patent infringement.

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western Division of Texas, Triller claims that TikTok lifted “systems and methods for creating music videos synchronized with an audio track” — for which Triller received a U.S. patent in June 2017. The suit said that a key TikTok feature, allowing users to stitch together multiple clips while using a single audio track, clearly infringes on Triller’s patent.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44