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Apple loses China patent case, separate suit continues

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Apple loses China patent case, separate suit continues Apple had taken Zhizhen Internet and China’s state intellectual property office to court saying Zhizhen’s patent rights to a speech recognition technology were invalid E-mailPrint Paul Carsten Mail Me 0 inShare 0 Comments Subscribe to: Daily Newsletter Breaking News World Cup News World Cup 2014: Reaction to Germany’s rout of Brazil Brazil players say World Cup capitulation ‘inexplicable’ Germany Vs Brazil: More than just a football defeat World Cup: Semifinal loss ‘the worst day of my life’, says Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari World Cup 2014: Germany reach finals after thrashing Brazil 7-1 Latest News 02:42 PM IST Sri Lankan migrants in limbo as Australia’s Abbott defends policy 02:27 PM IST SC issues notice to Salman Khan in black buck hunting case 02:24 PM IST World Cup 2014: Reaction to Germany’s rout of Brazil 02:19 PM IST Pakistan sees India trade doubling if Modi, Sharif ease barriers 02:10 PM IST Charging your cellphone with sand Editor’s picks Rail budget: Long on vision, short on specifics Rail budget: Long on vision, short on specifics Budget speech: Keep it short, Mr Jaitley Budget speech: Keep it short, Mr Jaitley Stocks veer off track after rail budget Stocks veer off track after rail budget How Arun Jaitley can create more jobs for a growing workforce How Arun Jaitley can create more jobs for a growing workforce Apple loses China patent case, separate suit continues After the verdict, Apple said it intended to take the case to the Beijing higher people’s court, according to the People’s Daily. Photo: Bloomberg Beijing: A Beijing court has ruled against Apple Inc. by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for the Chinese company to continue its own case against Apple for infringing intellectual property rights. Apple had taken Shanghai-based Zhizhen Internet Technology Co. Ltd and China’s state intellectual property office to court to seek a ruling that Zhizhen’s patent rights to a speech recognition technology were invalid. But the Beijing first intermediate court on Tuesday decided in Zhizhen’s favour, the People’s Daily state newspaper reported on Wednesday. After the verdict, Apple said it intended to take the case to the Beijing higher people’s court, according to the People’s Daily. “Unfortunately, we were not aware of Zhizhen’s patent before we introduced Siri (speech recognition technology) and we do not believe we are using this patent,” said a Beijing-based Apple spokeswoman in an emailed statement to Reuters. “While a separate court considers this question, we remain open to reasonable discussions with Zhizhen,” the spokeswoman said. Zhizhen declined to comment when contacted by Reuters. Zhizhen sued the US firm in 2012 for intellectual property rights infringement, saying Apple’s Siri used on devices including the iPhone violated Zhizhen’s own voice system patents.source:http://www.livemint.com/Companies/joIQgRVL5udS3zbKYBhbWK/Apple-loses-China-patent-case-separate-suit-continues.html

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