WiLAN Continues Revival of Speech Recognition Campaign with Suit Against ZTE

January 13, 2017

Wi-LAN, Inc. (WiLAN) subsidiary IPA Technologies Inc. has added ZTE (1:17-cv-00025) to its speech recognition campaign, following a wave of December filings against Alco Electronics (1:16-cv-01169), Amazon (1:16-cv-01266), DISH Network (1:16-cv-01170), HTC (1:16-cv-01171), and TCL (1:16-cv-01236). ZTE is accused of infringing two patents (6,523,061; 6,742,021) generally related to speech recognition and the “navigation” of “electronic data sources” through the provision of Android smartphones and tablets offering Google’s Now virtual assistant.

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