15 November 2007 @ 11:40Autotext Sues Apple and Others
Autotext Technologies has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against 23 companies for use of predictive text processing. The companies named in the suit are Apple, AT&T, Helio, Hewlett-Packard, HTC America, IBM, Kyocera, LG Electronics USA, Microsoft, Motorola, Nintendo of America, Nokia, Nuance Communications, Palm, Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Samsung America, Sanyo North America, Sony, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Zi Corporation.
According to BetaNews,
Autotext is a subsidiary of Acacia Research, a company in the business of acquiring, developing, licensing and enforcing patents who was recently charged with engaging in frivolous litigation. In August, the company’s Micromesh Technology Corp. v. American Recreational Products was deemed a “frivolous infringement investigation” by a Northern California Judge.