WiLAN Sub Accuses More Devices with Google Now/Voice Actions Feature of Infringement

February 10, 2017

Wi-LAN, Inc. (WiLAN) subsidiary IPA Technologies Inc. has filed new cases in its speech recognition campaign against Acer (1:17-cv-00119), ASUS (1:17-cv-00120), and LG Electronics (LGE) (1:17-cv-00121). The complaints assert two of the three patents already at issue in the campaign (6,523,0616,742,021) against the defendants’ mobile phones and tablet computers equipped with Google Voice Actions, which IPA alleges is a rebranding of the Google Now digital assistant, in place since July 2012. The Acer and ASUS cases are the second filed in the campaign against each of those two defendants, while the suit against LGE is the first.

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