TikTok countersues rival video app Triller in patent defense

San Francisco (AFP) – TikTok and its parent firm ByteDance have fired back in court against a patent lawsuit by rival video-sharing app Triller, in a move aimed at heading off infringement claims.The complaint filed in federal court in California seeks to quash the lawsuit filed in July in a Texas federal court alleging the Chinese-owned app infringed on Triller’s software patents.The litigation comes with both apps seeing robust growth. Triller claims some 65 million active users worldwide and is weighing a plan to list its shares publicly. TikTok, which has at least 100 million in the United…

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