LOS ANGELES — A New Jersey company is suing an application developer, alleging patent infringement.
Talent Broker Technologies LLC filed a complaint Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Musical.ly Inc. (Cayman Islands) and Musical.ly Inc. (California), alleging they obtained profit and good will through the use of infringement.
According to the complaint, Talent Broker Technologies has suffered damages, as a result of the wrongful conduct of the defendants. The suit says the defendants make, use, sell, offer for sale, and import into the United States their “musical.ly” video social network application for iOS and Android platforms for video creation, messaging, and live broadcasting, which directly infringe on the plaintiff's ’154 and ’894 patents.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants deceived consumers as to the source, origin or authenticity of the infringing materials, and obtained profit at the expense of Talent Broker.
Talent Broker Technologies seeks trial by jury, judgment the defendants have directly infringed the ’154 and ’894 patents, accounting of all infringing acts, damages, attorney fees and court costs, plus all relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Peter J. Corcoran III of Corcoran IP Law PLLC in Texarkana, Texas.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-cv-08532