WiLAN Sub Adds Sony to Speech Recognition Campaign

January 20, 2017

Wi-LAN, Inc. (WiLAN) subsidiary IPA Technologies Inc. has added Sony (1:17-cv-00055) to its speech recognition campaign, accusing the company of infringing three patents (6,523,061; 6,742,021; 6,757,718) through various Android-based products offering Google’s Now virtual assistant, including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs, as well as through its Android Wear smartwatches. This latest case follows another filed on January 10 against ZTE (1:17-cv-00025), which is alleged to infringe the ‘061 and ‘021 patents through its own Android smartphones and tablets with Google Now.

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