Nuance Loses Out In Voice-Recognition Patent Case

Law360, New York (October 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a reversal of fortune for Massachusetts-based Nuance Communications Inc., a federal appeals court has affirmed AllVoice Computing PLC’s voice-recognition patent that translates dictation in a word-processing program.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday overturned a lower court’s judgment invalidating the English company’s patent, finding that the district court erred in both its indefiniteness and best mode analysis.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled in February that several claims of AllVoice’s patent were indefinite and granted...
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