A Texas company sues Apple for infringing on its voice-recognition technology with Siri, the judge recuses himself

A Texas company sues Apple for infringing on its voice-recognition technology with Siri, the judge recuses himself
As we've learned by now, Apple's not the only company that can sue others... others can sue it too! And by the looks of it, even some unknown companies aren't afraid to do it.

A brand new company from Texas called Dynamic Advances is suing Apple for infringing on a patent, which allegedly deals with natural voice-recognition technology that has been used in Apple's Siri. The company claims that it has exclusively licensed this technology from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, which is the owner of the patent. The lawsuit is taking place in Connecticut.

However, as Cnet mentions, Dynamic Advances has been created just last year, by a known patent troll called Erich Spangenberg. Patent troll or not, though, it'll be interesting to see how Apple's going to deal with this issue.

What's even more interesting, however, is that the judge presiding the case has recused himself. No reason for this has been officially announced, but the guy is believed to own Apple stock. He has cited the following upon removing himself from the case: "any conduct that would lead a reasonable [person] knowing all the circumstances to the conclusion that the judge's 'impartiality might reasonably be questioned' is a basis for the judge's disqualification."

via: Electronista

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60 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hope they get sued for over a billion dollars. Apple's end is near!

7. MeoCao unregistered

Oh I know another company is going to sue Apple: Goophone. Goophone said Apple copied their design for iPhone 5.

16. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i agree man....if apple ends i will dance and give party......

33. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

So you will never dance and have a party.

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Give it time. People said the exact same thing about BB in 2009. People said the same about Nokia in 2006. Look where they're at now.

2. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

at least the judge is honest enough to recuse himself, unlike some californian jury.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Lol ... Two patent trolls pitted against each other :D

4. wendygarett unregistered

Does that means? Siri is a copycat? :(

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

SiRi'S no copycat, she's aThief.

14. Ray.S

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

What?! Noooooooooo.... ooooooooo .... oooooooo (falls breathlessly).

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ray, I didn't know I had that effect on you why, "i" am Touched........... (let me know if I can help you get up')?

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

More likely Apple is a copycat. The question then becomes to what extent are the other voice-enabled apps (Google Now for example) infringing? Of course, we are also presuming that RPI's patent is valid.

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

For the record, the judge was not Lucy Ho; she's been asked several times to recuse herself and her only response is to say, "i Refuse."

8. Aeires unregistered

So a troll sues a troll, I don't have a problem with that.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Live by the sword, die by the sword. Or, Apple is reaping what they have sown. On a more serious note, if RPI has a patent that pre-dates Sri, Apple should share. If the role was reversed, we KNOW Apple would seek a sales ban.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Another day another lawsuit bro. Guess we'll see how this one goes huh?

21. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This little dust-up is just getting started. It will be interesting to watch it evolve. In the interim, I am much more interested in Sammy's approach to getting Apple's jury verdict popped by getting Apple's patents re-examined by the USPTO. Apple could end up holding an empty bag (or, a bag full of sh*t)....

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

its funny that apple has more money that the US government...

28. CDGMobile

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

LOL Apple has more money than the U.S. government, Apple better thank who ever they believe in for being based in the USA the great country that it is for letting them flourish without restrictions

60. Friendlysky

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

I don't think that funny because our goverment let apple to cheat their tax scale so we can have american brand name to over take the world. So the world can brag about it. We are live under hyprecative.

23. anshul0000 unregistered

haha...i wish more unknown companies sue apple..

31. Friendlysky

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Com'on everyone jump in the wagon to get $800 Billion Apple have and let see how cook turn. Apple doesn't do as their promise any way. I am lost my confindent of apple any way who care.

34. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It takes a troll to beat a troll...

39. BlowJOBS

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

darkkjedi is a blind apple fanboy not boy how about tra**y!suits him.No one can change his apple devotion not even his dear mom.let him bark.Barking dog seldom bites

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Darkkjedii is a grown man who's works hard, and buys what he wants with his hard earned cash. I'm not a tra**y, and there's no need to bring my mother into this. I don't bark either...I jus don't sweat Internet toughies. Have a good day sir.

51. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

pmsl trying to take the highground now i see, classic for you isnt it start your apple crap then when your shot down try act mature and peaceful. ''internet toughies'' you mean like yourself stop crying about what others say when you do the same. so hypercritical

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're calling me a tra**y and your screen name is blowj**s oooooookayyyyyy

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Steve JOBS. B---JOBS. See the connection there?

52. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Wow is PhoneArena really so uninformed as to think no small companies have ever sued Apple? I can't tell if that first statement was suppose to be a joke or not. The quality of these posts are deteriorating real fast, so I'm likely to believe its part of this trend. I'm sure you can use your own search bar on your website and find a million other stories you posted involving small companies in Texas, especially patent trolls, suing Apple.

57. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Juicy J track. Patents that make them dance ft 2Chainz & Lil Wayne.

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