Microsoft Gets PTAB To Whittle Down 2 Siri Tech Patents

Law360 (October 19, 2020, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Microsoft has notched partial victories in an ongoing patent battle over Siri digital voice assistant technology patents, with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board wiping out 17 of 18 claims in one patent and trimming 42 of 71 claims off another.

The patents, which were developed by the company behind Apple's Siri voice recognition software and have since been acquired by IPA Technologies Inc., are among three that IPA has asserted against Microsoft, Google and Amazon in Delaware federal court.

In its Oct. 15 decision on U.S. Patent No. 7,069,560, the board said Microsoft was able to show that 17 of...

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