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« on: March 12, 2018, 04:05:20 pm »

Non-practicing entity sues Apple over patent infringement

Apple is currently facing a patent suit over Siri's ability to understand language.

According to a piece by Mikey Campbell for AppleInsider, non-practicing entity Portal Communications has filed a patent suit against tech giant Apple over Siri's ability to understand both voice and text commands. In the suit's filing paperwork, Portal states that The Intellection Group's CEO Dave Bernard initially invented the technology and then transferred it to Portal, leveraging three patents titled "Multimodal natural language query system and architecture for processing voice and proximity-based queries" against the iPhone maker.

Patent 7,376,645
Patent 7,873,654
Patent 8,150,872
If you're not much for combing through court documents, Campbell describes in simple terms where the patents bump up against Siri's technology (and to be fair, the ideas do sound pretty similar):


  Each patent deals with methods of parsing user queries from natural language patterns into machine decipherable comman...

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