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Patents For Siri Tech Found Abstract In Win For Amazon

Law360 (April 5, 2018, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Amazon.com Inc. and other tech giants have scored a recent win as a Delaware federal judge invalidated three patents for digital voice assistant technology developed by the company behind Apple Inc.’s Siri voice recognition software, finding the patents claimed nothing more than an abstract idea.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews, in a March 31 ruling, found the IPA Technologies Inc. patents are directed to the abstract idea of responding to a spoken request and do not contain an inventive concept that would make them eligible for patent protection.

“They are drafted so broadly as to cover any method that can...

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