SynKloud is a self-described patent-licensing firm that recently made a claim that OneDrive storage from Microsoft is infringing its patents. Now there is speculation that SynKloud is working towards expanding its patent portfolio. The company is trying to file a patent in the speech recognition sector. Microsoft requested the court in Delaware to make a declaration that SynKloud has no basis to sue Microsoft for patents violation. SynKloud did not file a claim on Microsoft but it sued other tech powerhouses like Adobe, HP, and Dropbox. SynKloud has almost a dozen patents and it is challenging the industry stalwarts.
A researcher from RPX Insight showed that the company purchased patents from a Korean state-controlled agency called the General Voice. The agency is an inoperative and unheralded developer, it was mentioned on its website that it is a pioneer in integrated voice recognition solutions. The company’s address shows that it is based in Connecticut and the contact number reaches the individual’s voicemail. General Voice is currently developing a speech recognition technology for ASICs and this is known to enable the capabilities of remote devices. SynKloud is describing itself to be an Intellectual Property Licensing company and it is focused on the cloud computing industry.