Phoenix Appeals DirecTV’s Speech Tech Patent Win

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 1:46 PM EST) -- Phoenix Solutions Inc. wants a federal appeals court to overturn DirecTV Group Inc.'s victory in a lawsuit Phoenix brought claiming that the interactive voice response system DirecTV uses to field customer calls infringed patents related to computer-based speech recognition technology.

Phoenix filed its notice of appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday, just one day after Judge Mariana Pfaelzer entered final judgment in DirecTV's favor.

In addition to Wednesday's final judgment, Phoenix is challenging the court's Nov. 23 Statement...
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