Jury Lets Abbyy, Lexmark Off Hook In $107M Software IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Monday found that Abbyy Software House and printer company Lexmark International Inc. did not infringe three of Nuance Communications Inc.’s patents for optical character recognition software, ending Nuance's lawsuit seeking $107 million in damages.

The verdict comes just days after Nuance urged the jury to find Abbyy and Lexmark infringed the patents that had allowed Nuance to develop its OmniPage software, which the company argued represented “a quantum leap” in optical character recognition technology. When Russia-based Abbyy entered the U.S. market...
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