Apple has settled a lawsuit related to Siri, the lawsuit was brought against Apple back in 2012 by Dynamic Advances, the settlement is close to $25 million.
Dynamic Advances filed the lawsuit back in 2012 alleging that Siri infringed on a patent that was licensed to them by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Apple and Dynamic Advances were due to go to court over the patent case next month, Apple has now settled the lawsuit before the case is heard for $24.9 million.
The patent was related to a natural language interface and dictionary results, the patent was granted to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute back in 2007, this was four years before Apple launched Siri.
Half of the $24.9 million from the settlement will go to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute the other part will go to Dynamic Advances and also cover legal fees.
Apple gas been granted a license to use the feature as part of the agreement and it will be free to use it from any lawsuits for the next three years, we presume in three years time a new agreement will be reached to continue to use the feature, or Apple may replace the feature with a different one not related to the patent in question.
Source The Verge