WiLAN Continues December Revival of Speech Recognition Campaign with Amazon and TCL Suits

December 29, 2016

Wi-LAN, Inc. (WiLAN) subsidiary IPA Technologies Inc. has continued the December reboot of its speech recognition campaign with the filing of new complaints against Amazon (1:16-cv-01266) and TCL (1:16-cv-01236). Amazon is accused of infringing three patents (6,523,061; 6,742,021; 6,757,718) that generally relate to speech recognition and the “navigation” of “electronic data sources” through devices offering its Alexa assistant. TCL, meanwhile, is alleged to infringe the ‘061 and ‘021 patents through its Android-based mobile devices that include Google’s Now assistant.

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