Software Firm ABBYY Not Guilty in $265M Lawsuit

Russia based Software company ABBYY has won a lawsuit against the U.S. company Nuance, which was demanding $265 million in damages from ABBYY and a codefendant for infringement of patent rights.

"We are very pleased that the jury has ruled in our favor. Since 2008, when the lawsuit was filed, we were convinced that we were right. It's nice to know that our confidence was confirmed by the court," said Leigh Ann Weiland, vice president and chief counsel of ABBYY USA.

The lawsuit was initially filed by Nuance in 2008 against ABBYY and Lexmark. Nuance accused the defendants of violating the OCR patent rights.

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