TikTok a popular app for creating short videos, sued by opponent Triller for patent infringement. Triller filed a complaint on Wednesday over patent infringement against TikTok and parent company ByteDance.
The sue, filed in the US District Court, Western Division of Texas, and alleges TikTok and its parent company ByteDance is violating Triller’s US Patent no. 9,691,429. The patent includes mode and approaches for designing music videos that sync with an audio track. Originally, the patent credence Triller’s co-founders David Leiberman and Samuel Rubin as the creators. It was formerly filed on April 11, 2015, and conferred on June 27, 2017.
The patent outlines an approach to create videos and sync to audio. Including in some events, where one or more video shots are captured while the chosen audio cuts. Moreover, the company claimed that TikTok is currently violating this feature by permitting its users to sew mutually more than one videos while utilizing the same audio track.
Triller also Points on TikTok’s Green Screen Effect
Later on, moving forward Triller also points on the Green Screen effect of TikTok. This effect lets users shoot the videos as they want and then lets them sync background to audio. This is bestowed as an instance of the violating use in the suit. In the complaint, Triller also mentioned that a notice was served to TikTok for violation lawsuit on 27 July 2020, via email.
TikTok has constantly getting obstacles in the way, a few weeks earlier, the Indian government had also issued a notice to ban TikTok in the India region completely and did so as well. TikTok has more than 2 billion downloads across the world. However, TikTok is not a single app that creates videos and syncs to an audio track. But, yes, it is the most comprehensive and popular. Till the present date, in the US only, TikTok has more than 189 million downloads. And its rival Triller has more than 23 million downloads. After Triller, that gives competition to TikTok and have more installs than Triller is – Dubsmash with more than 41.5 million downloads in the US. Then, Lomotif with 21.2 million downloads, Likee with more than 16 million downloads, and Byte with more than 2.5 million downloads in the US.
Later in June, YouTube also rolled out new features to aim at rival TikTok. The 15-second long feature similar to TikTok started on YouTube now. Now with this feature, users can be able to record a 15-second short video and this also replaces the need of TikTok. Along with this complaint, Triller will be preparing up to file a complaint against other rivals as well, including Instagram’s all-new Reel, Dubsmash, and many others.