ScanSoft Sues Voice Signal Over Patents, Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (February 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A maker of technology for voice-activated mobile telephony has sued a rival for patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.

ScanSoft filed its lawsuit against privately held Voice Signal Technologies in the U.S. District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the company said.

According to the complaint, Voice Signal infringes a ScanSoft patent that covers voice-activated dialing for mobile telephones and has misappropriated ScanSoft confidential information and trade secrets in the field of speech recognition and related technologies.

In the patent infringement claim, ScanSoft seeks monetary damages...
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