Jury Urged To Rule Against Abbyy, Lexmark In $107M IP Suit
By Beth Winegarner
Law360, San Francisco (August 23, 2013, 10:25 PM ET) -- Nuance Communications Inc. urged a California federal jury Friday to find that rival Abbyy Software House and printer company Lexmark International Inc. infringed three of its patents for optical-character recognition software, wrapping up Nuance's two-week trial seeking $107 million in damages.
Nuance's patents allowed it to develop its OmniPage software, which represented “a quantum leap” in OCR technology, its attorney, Jim Bennett with Morrison & Foerster, told the jury. When Russia-based Abbyy entered the U.S. market in the late 1990s, it knew about Nuance's patents, copied...