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Amazon Told to Produce Details of Alexa Devices in Patent Suit

May 19, 2022, 7:26 PM

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute persuaded a federal judge in New York to force Amazon.com Inc. to provide certain discovery, including through deposition, related to a wide range of Alexa-enabled devices it alleges infringe a patent related to smart-speaker technology.

“Discovery regarding the identified products and devices is plainly relevant to plaintiffs’ claims of infringement, and, as far as is evident on this motion, proportionate to the needs of the case,” Magistrate Judge David E. Peebles wrote in an opinion Wednesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of New York.

He also found that Amazon hadn’t offered “any specific ...