Google Files DJ Action over IXI Natural Language Patent Asserted Against Customers
- July 27, 2016
Google has filed a declaratory judgment action against IXI IP, LLC and IXI Mobile (R&D) Ltd., seeking a judgment that neither Google nor its customers infringe a single patent (7,552,124) generally related to parsing natural language into executable code (3:16-cv-04173). This lawsuit comes after the two NPEs, both subsidiaries of IXI Mobile Inc. (collectively “IXI”), asserted the same patent against BlackBerry (2:15-cv-01883), HTC (2:15-cv-01884), Samsung (2:15-cv-01885), and ZTE (2:15-cv-01886) in November 2015 for offering mobile devices with various Google voice search apps, as well as servers designed to enable these features. Samsung was further targeted for manufacturing Google’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Google’s complaint includes a detailed rebuttal of IXI’s infringement contentions, arguing step by step how the accused products purportedly do not fall within the language of the asserted claims of the ‘124 patent.