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Amazon Wins Trial Over Technology to Order Groceries With Alexa

  • Freshub claimed Amazon copied patented features for ordering
  • Dispute is over voice command and scanning to make orders
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Amazon.com Inc. won a Texas trial in which it was accused of incorporating an Israeli company’s patented “smart kitchen” inventions for voice commands to shop for groceries online into the Alexa digital assistant.

Amazon didn’t infringe three patents owned by closely held Ikan Holdings LLC’s Freshub unit, the federal jury in Waco, Texas, said Tuesday.