Chinese synthetic intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, also referred to as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit in opposition to Apple, alleging it has infringed on its patents.
The company is looking for CNY 10 billion (roughly Rs. 10,770 crores) in damages and calls for that Apple stop “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” merchandise that infringe on the patent, it said in a social media post.
In the lawsuit filed in a neighborhood Chinese court docket, Xiao-i argued that Apple’s voice-recognition expertise Siri infringes on a patent that it utilized for in 2004 and was granted in 2009.
In a press release, Apple said that its Siri doesn’t include features included within the Xiao-i patent, which the iPhone maker argues pertains to video games and instant messaging. The company additionally said that unbiased appraisers licensed by the Supreme People’s Court have concluded that Apple doesn’t infringe Xiao-i Robot’s expertise.
“We are disappointed Xiao-i Robot has filed another lawsuit,” Apple said in a press release. “We stay up for presenting the details to the court docket and we are going to proceed to deal with delivering the best services on the earth to our prospects.”
Reuters was not instantly out there to discover a copy of the court docket submitting.
The lawsuit marks the continuation of a row that has been ongoing for practically a decade.
Shanghai Zhizhen first sued Apple for patent infringement in 2012 concerning its voice-recognition expertise. In July, China’s Supreme People’s court docket dominated that the patent was legitimate.