High Court Rebuffs Jurisdiction Fight In Abbyy IP Row

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Russia-based Abbyy Production LLC's appeal of a decision allowing Nuance Communications Inc. to bypass treaty provisions and pull foreign Abbyy affiliates into litigation over optical character recognition software patents.

Nuance initially filed suit against Abbyy USA Software House Inc. and Lexmark International Inc. in February 2008 for allegedly infringing eight patents related to high-end scanning technology for digitizing documents. Fifteen months later, Nuance added Abbyy and Abbyy Software Ltd. to the complaint.

In August 2009, the Northern District of...
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