PTAB weighs TikTok challenge to music video patent

By Britain Eakin (January 20, 2022, 8:29 PM EST) – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board pressed a lawyer for Triller Inc. on Thursday over his argument that TikTok had failed to show that its patent for creating music videos synchronized with an audio track is not valid.

The PTAB heard oral arguments in the patent challenge from TikTok Inc. and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., in a remote hearing. Triller attorney Chad E. Nydegger of Workman Nydegger argued that the patent only requires that a selected song begin playing at the same time a video begins recording.

The patent is the only patent at issue in ongoing litigation in federal court in California,…

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