More specifically, the suit claims "all voice activated assistant capabilities otherwise known as Siri" infringe upon said patents.
Siri was introduced last year with iOS 5 for the iPhone 4S but will be added to the new Retina Display third-generation iPads later this year with the release of iOS 6.
The move seems to be a push back against Apple for its patent cases against Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. Apple's suit against HTC caused a two-week customs hold up for the One X and Evo 4G LTE, leading to some missed sales.
After Apple, the university says it will look into other manufacturer's recognition methods, calling Apple "an early step." This likely means Samsung may have to watch their back in the coming weeks.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Jul 2012 16:05