Chinese AI firm ZhiZhen Network Technology is no stranger to Apple. Back in 2013, the company sued Apple over digital assistant Siri when the feature was introduced in China. ZhiZhen received a patent in China back in 2006 for its Xiao i Robot software which answers questions and holds conversations with users like Siri does.
ZhiZhen wanted the court to order to issue a preliminary injunction and order Apple to pay monetary damages after claiming that Apple infringed on its patents. And today’s story reminds us of the late Hall of Famer Yogi Berra who reportedly once said, “it’s like deja vu all over again.”