Apple Defends Speech Recognition Technology in Beijing Court
A Beijing court has once again ruled against Apple by upholding its validity of a patent that was held by a Chinese company giving way to the Chinese company to continue filing its own case against Apple for infringement of the intellectual property rights. Apple is now in court fighting the Shanghai based Zhizhen Internet Technology and the China’s State Intellectual Property Office to seek a ruling on Zhizhen patent rights to a speech recognition technology is invalid.
But on Tuesday the Beijing First intermediate Court has decided in favor of Zhizhen in which after the verdict Apple is planning to tale the case to the Beijing Higher People’s Court.
Apple said they were not aware of the patent of Zhizhen as they introduced Siri, Apple speech recognition technology and they believe that they are not using this patent. Both enterprises are still open for reasonable discussions and both have declined to give further details as of the moment.
The Chinese company first sued the Apple in 2012 for intellectual property rights infringement stating Apple’s speech recognition technology is a violation of Zhizhen’s own voice recognition system patents.