Past Cases Stayed, Parus Holdings Hits Virtual Assistants in Google and Microsoft Products

June 9, 2021

Its 2019 suits stayed to await the outcome of several inter partes reviews (IPRs) of the patents there in suit, Parus Holdings, Inc. has sued prior defendant Alphabet (Google) (6:21-cv-00570) and new defendant Microsoft (6:21-cv-00571), asserting overlapping subsets of three patents from the same family. The plaintiff again targets the provision of products that feature virtual assistants: for Google, the incorporation of Google Assistant in its various Chromecast, Fitbit, Google Glass, Nest, Pixel, and Stadia products; and for Microsoft, the incorporation of Cortana in its Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Windows 10, and Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile products.

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