Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to settle a four-year-old Siri patent lawsuit. In 2012, Dallas-based Dynamic Advances filed fees pronouncing that Apple violated a patent owned by way of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to which it used to be the unique licensee.
Apple made up our minds to settle a month prior to the case used to be intended to move on trial. Underneath the settlement, Apple will pay $5 million first of all to Dynamic Advances' father or mother corporate Marathon Patent Staff after it relinquishes the case, following up with $19.9 million sooner or later of time.
The settlements provides Apple a licence to the patent, with the make sure that no additional court cases shall be introduced forth at the similar patent for the following 3 years. Rensselaer's patent in query is titled "Natural language interface using constrained intermediate dictionary of results," and it offers with processing herbal language enter queries.