Chinese AI firm Xiao-i files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple
Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co Ltd has sued Apple Inc for patent infringement, demanding $1.4 billion in damages and for the latter to cease manufacturing, promising to sell, sell, import, and use patent-infringing products.
Chinese artificial intelligence company, also known as Xiao-i,
argued that Apple's voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent that it got in 2009.
Xiao-i applied for the patent in 2004.'
Apple denies the allegations, claiming that Siri does not contain features included in the Xiao-i patent, which it argues relates instant messaging and games. The iPhone maker added that independent appraisers certified by the Supreme People's Court found that it did not infringe Xiao-i Robot's technology.
Apple also expressed disappointment that Xiao-i has filed another lawsuit, and that it is looking forward to presenting the facts to the court.
Xiao-i first sued Apple for patent infringement in 2012.