No Retrial For Nixed $107M Patent Suit Against Lexmark
By Michael Lipkin
Law360, Los Angeles (December 10, 2013, 9:28 PM ET) -- A California federal judge refused Tuesday to overturn a jury’s August verdict that Abbyy Software House and printer company Lexmark International Inc. did not infringe three of Nuance Communications Inc.’s patents for optical character recognition software, which ended Nuance's $107 million lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White rejected Nuance’s request for judgment as a matter of law or, alternatively, a new trial. Nuance had argued that Abby’s own expert and internal documents conceded facts that established infringement, leaving a reasonable jury no choice but to...