“Apple is seeking ownership of the technology and features that drive its voice-controlled Siri personal assistant found on iOS devices,” AppleInsider reports.

“The company’s extensive 51-page application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is entitled ‘Intelligent Automated Assistant,'” AppleInsider reports. “he patent application continuation, discovered this week by AppleInsider, describes a system that ‘engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions.'”

AppleInsider reports, “The filing describes many of the already established features of the software, and includes screenshots of the original iPhone application that Apple acquired.”

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