Court Tosses 'Identical' Abbyy Scanning Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a patent case Abbyy USA filed against software rival Nuance Communications Inc., finding that without the antitrust claims tossed from the suit last year, it was "practically identical" to one Nuance had already filed.

Judge Jeffrey S. White in the U.S. District for the Northern District of California granted Nuance's motion to dismiss the case on Tuesday.

“For the same reasons that federal courts regularly abstain from hearing declaratory relief cases when parallel state court proceedings are pending, this court exercises...
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