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ABBYY Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit

28 Aug, 2013

MILPITAS, CA - Aug. 27, 2013 — ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and professional services, announced that a jury appointed by the U.S. District Court of San Francisco has found in favor of ABBYY in the patent infringement lawsuit initiated by Nuance Communications, Inc.

“ABBYY is pleased that the jury found in ABBYY’s favor, finding that ABBYY did not infringe any of Nuance’s asserted patent claims or its trade dress. ABBYY has remained confident in its non-infringement positions since the case was first filed in 2008. It is gratifying to see that confidence affirmed,” said LeighAnn Weiland, Vice President and General Counsel at ABBYY USA. “We believe that this win further validates our leadership position in the OCR and data capture market.”

The litigation, initially filed against ABBYY and Lexmark by Nuance in February 2008, centered on alleged patent infringement of optical character recognition (OCR) technologies and trade dress by ABBYY. Following trial proceedings which began onAugust 12, 2013 and closed on August 23, 2013, the jury unanimously found in the favor of ABBYY and Lexmark. As a result of the jury’s decision, no damages have been awarded to Nuance.

“ABBYY has led the market in OCR accuracy and performance for more than 15 years and believes that this decision validates our leadership position. While we are pleased to put this trial behind us, it has in no way diluted ABBYY’s commitment to ongoing technical innovation and dedicated service to its business partners and customers” said Sergey Andreyev, CEO at ABBYY Headquarters. “We look forward to working side-by-side with our partners to meet customer needs with innovative solutions.”

For more information about ABBYY or its document recognition and data capture solutions, please visit http://www.abbyy.com


ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services. Its key products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools, supporting a variety of platforms and computing environments. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labor-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Montgomery County Government of the USA, and Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK,the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ADRT, Lingvo, FlexiCapture, Recognition Server, and PDF Transformer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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