Caixin
Caixin Global – Latest China News & Headlines

Home >

ABOUT US

CX Tech is Caixin Global's real-time tech news portal, featuring 24-hour news, short-form analysis, and roundups from business and tech media in China.

LATEST
Trending in China: Should Chinese School Employees be Punished for Celebrating Thanksgiving?
China Exempts Tesla Model Y from Purchase Tax
GL Ventures Leads $265m Series C Round in Chinese SaaS Edtech Firm EEO
In 165 countries, China's Beidou eclipses American GPS
China On Cusp of Becoming Third Ever Country to Collect Lunar Samples as Chang’e 5 Prepares for Moon Landing
JD.com Among Bidders for Japanese Skincare Brand Fancl’s Asian Business: Reuters
Trending in China: Did Sichuan Forget to Tell Chongqing About Their Joint Olympic Bid?
Alibaba’s Healthcare Unit Finds Tonic for Profits
Trending in China: Beijing Tackles Parking Shortage With Shared Spaces
Chinese Wireless Telecoms Operators Join Forces to Build 5G Base Stations to Reduce Costs
Ruhnn, Another U.S.-Listed Chinese Company Looks to Go Private
Unicorns surge to 500 in number as US and China account for 70%
Trending in China: Social Media Comes Out in Support of High Quality Fakes
Xiaomi-Backed IoT-Enabled Appliance Maker Sees Revenues Grow While Profits Slump
Chinese Startup WeRide Reports Promising Robotaxi Results
Trending in China: God recalls his hand – tributes to Maradona from Chinese social media after his death
Tesla to Manufacture Electric Car Chargers in China
China Restricts Livestreaming Spending and Blocks Underage Users from Tipping Performers
TikTok Granted One-Week Extension of Forced-Sale Deadline
Chinese Online Language Educator 51Talk Speaks the Language of Profit
Chinese Company Files Lawsuit Against Apple’s Siri for Patent Infringement Worth Billions

By He Shujing and Mo Yelin / Aug 05, 2020 03:15 PM / Business & Tech

Apple Inc. is facing a lawsuit worth billions of yuan after a Chinese company on Monday filed a papers to a local court, alleging the U.S. company infringed on one of its patents.

Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co. Ltd. filed the lawsuit on Monday to Shanghai High People’s Court seeking an estimated 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages from Apple for the alleged infringement of its patent on a chatbot similar to Siri.

Shanghai Zhizhen, also known as Xiao-I, said the patent in question was applied for in 2004 and granted in 2009. Apple needs to cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” products that infringe on the patent”, the company said in a social media post (link in Chinese).

Siri is a voice-activated feature in several of Apple’s products that allows users to perform actions such as setting alarms, accessing the internet, and other tasks. When Siri was first rolled out in 2011, it was used only in iPhones, but it has since been integrated into other products, including iPads, MacBooks and smart watches. The stakes are high for Apple. Losing the legal battle could mean Apple would have to suspend sales of a substantial part of its products range in China, its most important market outside the U.S.

In a statement, Apple said it was disappointed that Xiao-I filed the lawsuit and that Siri doesn’t contain features included in Xiao-I’s patent. “We look forward to presenting the facts to the court and we will continue to focus on delivering the best products and services in the world to our customers,” Apple said in a statement.

Read the full story on Caixin Global later.

Contact reporter Mo Yelin (yelinmo@caixin.com)


Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code