iphone-apps.jpgIPNews® – Apple Inc. is seeking patent protection for its Siri voice assistant feature on the iPhone, according to a patent application the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday.

The application continuation, originally filed in June and titled “Intelligent automated assistant,” covers a system with which a user can engage in natural, conversational dialogue to enable functionality of an electronic device. One of the inventors listed is a co-founder of the company Apple acquired that originally developed Siri, who left Apple in 2011 after the iPhone 4S featuring Siri was released. To continue reading, click: Apple Hopes To Patent Siri iPhone Voice Function