Chinese AI company Xiao-i files $1.43 billion lawsuit against Apple alleging copyright infringements

On Monday, Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., also known as Xiao-i, filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc alleging copyright infringements.

The Company has demanded $1.43 billion (10 billion yuan) in damages and that Apple cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” products that infringe on its patents.

The Chinese company made the demand through a social media post.

According to Xiao-i, the voice-recognition technology used by Apple’s digital assistant Siri infringes on one of its patent that it applied for in 2004 and was granted in 2009.

The lawsuit marks the continuation of a litigation that began nearly 10 years ago.

Apple did not respond to requests for comments.

A copy of the court filing could not be readily found.

In July, China’s Supreme People’s court had ruled in the Chinese company’s favor saying that the patent was valid.

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