Nvidia Hit With Patent Suit Over Google Digital Assistant

Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2017, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A Wi-LAN Inc. unit accused Nvidia Corp. of profiting off its patents for a digital voice assistant on tablets and televisions, saying the company’s Google voice assistant products are all infringing technology picked up from Apple Inc.’s Siri, according to a Delaware federal complaint on Friday.

IPA Technologies Inc. said that Nvidia’s products that use Google Inc.’s Android operating system are stepping on its U.S. Patent Nos. 6,742,021; 6,523,061; and 6,757,718, which cover a digital voice assistant and cards that display selected information based on a user’s search results and other personal factors.

The products in question, which include Nvidia’s Shield...

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