Siri

Report: Apple Settles Siri Suit for $25 Million

Report: Apple Settles Siri Suit for $25 Million
Image credit: Shutterstock
Contributing Writer
1 min read
This story originally appeared on PCMag

Apple will pay $24.9 million to settle a long-running lawsuit over the origins of Siri.

Apple will provide Dynamic Advances' parent company Marathon Patent Group with $5 million now, and hand over the additional $20 million after certain conditions are met, the Albany Business Review reports.

The lawsuit, which dates back to 2011, alleges that Apple's virtual personal assistant Siri was developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), which was awarded a patent for the technology in 2007. RPI then licensed the patent to Dynamic Advances.

Apple acquired mobile search tool Siri in 2010 and added it to the iPhone the following year, prompting the suit.

Looking ahead, Dynamic Advances will remain the sole licensee of RPI's technology and has agreed to not sue Apple for the next three years. In addition, the company will give 50 percent of its lawsuit damages to the college, according to the report.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

Siri, meanwhile, has faced some competition in the digital assistant world including Google Now, Facebook's M and Microsoft's Cortana.

More from Entrepreneur

Grow Your Business at Entrepreneur LIVE! Join us on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn, NY, to learn from legends like Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, pitch our editors, meet with investors, and potentially walk away with funding!
Register here

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

Whether you are launching or growing a business, we have all the business tools you need to take your business to the next level, in one place.
Enroll Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.