Vlingo Cleared in 1st Patent Infringement Case

A federal jury in Boston found Cambridge, MA-based Vlingo’s speech recognition software did not infringe on a patent owned by Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), the companies said in two separate announcements (here and here). Burlington, MA-based Nuance has alleged that Vlingo has infringed on a number of its patents, but this particular patent, 6,766,295, covers the technique for making computerized transcription of a users’ speech more accurate over time using audio samples from multiple sessions. The jury of the Federal District Court in Boston found that Vlingo did not infringe on any of the 30 claims Nuance had alleged in this particular patent case, but it did find that the Nuance patent was valid—Vlingo had claimed it was not.

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