Zhi Zhen Internet Technology created voice tech for the Lenovo smart TV and registered a patent for a chatting robot system to be an assistant, provide information and talk. The company approached a Shanghai court in June and is not asking for compensation for the infringement of it’s patent.
Another Chinese company, Jiangsu Xuebao Consumer Goods, claims that Apple is using it’s name, Xuebao means ‘snow leopard’
Patent hoarding is becoming big business as the original intent and reason for society granting patents in the first place, during the previous industrial revolution, no longer exists in the same formats. The information revolution urgently requires that society evolves patent laws to protect consumers from extreme exploitation that technology offers copyright and patent holders during the information revolution age.