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Chinese outfit sues Apple for more than a billion

by on04 August 2020

That Siri inovation was ours

Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, also known as Xiao-i has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it nicked its AI ideas for Siri

Xiao-i is calling for 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages and demands that Apple cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” products that infringe on the patent, it said in a social media post.

Xiao-i argued that Apple’s voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent it applied for in 2004 and was granted in 2009.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment. Reuters was not immediately available to find a copy of the court filing.

The lawsuit marks the continuation of a dispute that has been ongoing for nearly a decade.

Shanghai Zhizhen first sued Apple for patent infringement in 2012 regarding its voice recognition technology. In July, China’s Supreme People’s court ruled that the patent was valid.

Last modified on 04 August 2020
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