So far, the first portion of the 21st century has been marked by the economic rise of China. The country has become a sought-after market for American goods, and its economy has risen in global prominence at a furious pace. However, if there was one area where China has lagged behind its international rivals, it’s in the area of intellectual property. But does a recent Chinese ruling signal that the nation is starting to take IP more seriously?
The case in question involves Apple’s virtual personal assistant, Siri. Back in 2012, Zhizhen Network Technology filed suit in Shanghai, accusing Apple of infringing on its patent for a chat robot system.