Microsoft Bid To Nix Voice Recognition IP Survives

Law360, New York (August 19, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Phoenix Solutions Inc. has lost its bid to dismiss Microsoft Corp.'s suit seeking a declaratory judgment that interactive voice response services the technology giant provides to American Express Co. and other companies do not infringe 15 patents related to speech recognition technology.

Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Wednesday denied Phoenix's motion to dismiss the suit, rejecting its argument that the court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction and that Microsoft had failed to state an adequate claim for...
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