WiLAN (TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, IPA Technologies Inc., has acquired a portfolio of nine patents from SRI International. The patented technology relates to the “intelligent personal assistants” found in handsets, tablets, computers, cars, wearables and other connected devices. This agreement is SRI’s second transaction with WiLAN.
Previously, the patent portfolio was non-exclusively licensed to a spin-out created by SRI to develop the product known as Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010.
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