Apple has agreed to pay nearly $ 25 million for illegal use of the technology used to operate the voice assistant Siri. It is reported resource the Albany Business Review.
In 2012 the company Dynamic Advances based in Dallas (Texas, USA), has filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of violating a patent titled “Natural language interface using constrained intermediate dictionary of results”. This patent belongs to the Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer and Dynamic Advances is the exclusive license to use patented technology.
The court found Apple guilty on the claim of Dynamic Advances. A month was scheduled to begin another hearing in the case, however, the California giant did not wait for him and agreed to settle the dispute by paying $24.9 million
In the framework of the concluded contract Dynamic Advances pledged not to sue Apple for three years, and the last will be able to continue to use technology that has become a stumbling block. After this period, Dynamic Advances may again file a claim.
Apple did not comment on the decision, not to talk about him and representatives of the company’s Dynamic Advances.
Last year the Beijing people’s court satisfied the claim of Apple to invalidate the patent of the Chinese company Zhi Zhen Network Technology the technology used in Siri. The latter accused Apple of violating their rights, claiming that it had developed its voice assistant in 2003, an application to the Chinese patent authorities sent in 2004 and received the patent in 2006. System Xiao I Robot recognized the voice and looked almost similar to Siri.