Delaware Jury Awards IPA Technologies $242M in Trial over Former SRI International Patent

May 12, 2024

This past week, IPA Technologies Inc. successfully convinced a Delaware jury that Microsoft has infringed three claims from a single patent generally related to speech-based control over electronic resources through the provision of the Cortana digital assistant. The jury returned a verdict indicating that Microsoft failed to prove those claims anticipated by certain prior art (“the WARREN implementation of the RETSINA system”) and awarding $242M in damages. Meanwhile, district court litigation against Alphabet (Google) remains stayed to await IPA’s appeals from adverse final written decisions handed down in remand PTAB proceedings.  

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