Apple: Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now Violate Siri Patents

Apple: Samsung Galaxy S4 & Google Now Violate Siri Patents


Recently, Apple has told the U.S. District Court in California that it plans to add the new flagship Galaxy S4 to its patent lawsuit against Samsung. Apple has detailed five patents that the S4 allegedly infringes on.

Two of the patents specifically relate to Apple's voice-driven Siri personal assistant, as noted on Wednesday by Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents. They are U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604, and U.S. Patent No. 6,846,959, both of which are entitled "Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system."

Beyond Siri, the filing also alleges the infringement of three other Apple-owned patents:

U.S. Patent No. 5,666,502: "Graphical user interface using historical lists with field classes"

U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647: "System and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data"

U.S. Patent No. 7,761,414: "Asynchronous data synchronization amongst devices"

Apple filed the motion to amend its infringement complaint this Tuesday and a hearing to discuss this new motion is scheduled for June 25. However, Apple is said to be also examining Google Play Movies and TV, and the Google Play Store and Android Market.

It looks like this legal battle won't be ending any time soon.

Source: Ars Technica, Apple Insider.

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