Apple continues this year much like it has done for the past 5 years with more patent litigation.
In aÂ lawsuitÂ filed at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Dot 23 Technologies, a Texas-based company, accused Apple of infringing three patents with the voice recognition software, Siri.
The patents, US numbers 6,917,802 7,245,903 and 6,405,029, all relate to Âamong other things, voice control of wireless telephonesÂ, according to the complaint which filed yesterday,
Among the Apple products directly named in the complaint are the iPhone 4, 5 and 6.
ÂThese products infringe at least one claim of the [patents], at least by providing the capability to use voice recognition to program the operation of the voice recognition and voice dialling aspects of an iPhone 6 with Siri,Â the complaint alleges.
Dot 23 is seeking damages and attorneysÂ fees.Â
Steve Jobs famously stated Âgood artists copy, great artists stealÂ which has always been Apples stance on their innovations, clearly this attitude is costing them a fortune in legal costs and damaging their reputation as an innovator in the technologies