Google, Others Get 3 Of 6 Siri Tech Patents Axed By Alice

Law360 (January 22, 2019, 6:40 PM EST) -- Three patents on digital voice assistant technology developed by the company behind Apple's Siri voice recognition software and asserted against Google and other tech giants are invalid for claiming only abstract ideas, but three others are not, a Delaware federal judge ruled Friday.

Citing the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision, Judge Richard G. Andrews of the District of Delaware granted motions by Google LLC, Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. to dismiss claims on three of six patents they are accused of infringing by a unit of patent licensing company Wi-Lan Inc.

All six patents were invented by SRI International Inc., which...

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