Microsoft Unit Wins Invalidity Bid In Voice Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 23, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted Microsoft Corp. unit Tellme Networks Inc.'s bid for summary judgment in a patent infringement suit brought by Nuance Communications Inc. over voice recognition technology, finding the asserted patent invalid due to obviousness.

Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday granted Tellme's motion for summary judgment of invalidity regarding Nuance-held U.S. Patent Number 5,033,088, titled "Method and apparatus for effectively receiving voice input to a voice recognition system," which covers methods and systems...
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