Cheng Kung University In Taiwan Files Lawsuit Against Apple

Posted Jul 30, 2012

Cheng Kung University in Taiwan has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in a U.S. court.  The patent in question is over the Siri speech recognition system, which lets users place calls or perform voice commands.  Cheng Kung is seeking undisclosed damages.

Apple is also fighting a patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics in one of the largest patent trials.  Earlier this month Apple paid $60 million to Proview Technology for the iPad trademark in China.

Cheng Kung claims that Apple is infringing two U.S. patents that they were granted in 2007 and 2010 that is related to voice-to-text technology.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

“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,” stated Yama Chen, the legal manager of National Cheng Kung in an interview with Reuters.