Apple settles Siri case with RPI for .9 million

Troy Apple has agreed to pay nearly $25 million to settle a claim that the technology behind the popular Siri app on the iPhone was invented at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the late 1990s. The $24.9 million settlement was reached just weeks before the case was set to go to trial in federal court in Syracuse. An RPI spokeswoman declined comment. Apple did not respond to requests for comment. RPI had claimed in a 2012 lawsuit filed against Apple in U.S. District Court in Albany that one of its engineering professors, Cheng Hsu, and his doctoral student, Veera Boonjing, invented a “natural language interface” system that could answer questions posed by human speech using sophisticated database searches. Hsu and Boonjing filed for a U.S. patent for the invention back in…


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