Abbyy Brings False Marking Suit Over Imaging Software

Law360, New York (June 14, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT) -- On the heels of a federal appeals court decision that raised the bar for plaintiffs to bring false patent marking suits, Abbyy USA Software House Inc. has accused rival Nuance Communications Inc. of marking digital imaging software with expired patents and asserting some of those patents against Abbyy.

Milpitas, Calif.-based Abbyy lodged a qui tam suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, claiming Nuance intended to deceive the public by falsely marking products with expired patents. The suit seeks damages...
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