Apple gets a taste of its own medicine. Sued over use of patents.

 

Seems like Apple is getting a needed sampling of its own medicine. A Taiwanese university has sued Apple for infringing on its voice recognition patents. National  Cheng Kung University says that the technology in the iPhone 4S and the New iPad use for Siri infringes on two of the school’s U.S. patents. The two patents deal with speech recognition technology. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Yama Chen the legal manager of National Cheng Kung said “We filed that lawsuit in the Texas court because it processes faster and its rulings are usually in favor of patent owners and the compensations are usually higher.”

The university is seeking undisclosed damages based on Apple’s U.S. sales  of devices that incorporate Siri. They also want an injunction on Apple’s use of Siri. That’s not all though, the National Cheng Kung University is looking into Google and Microsoft. They seem to think that their voice-to-text features might infringe upon its technology as well.