Autotext sues Microsoft and the World+Dog over text patent

A company called Autotext has taken legal action against so many high tech companies their names will fill the next paragraph. They are, in alphabetical order, Apple, AT&T, Helio, HP, HTC America, IBM, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Motorola, Nintendo, Nokia, Nuance, Palm, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, T-Mobile, Verizon and Zi. Whew. Autotext claims that […]

A company called Autotext has taken legal action against so many high tech companies their names will fill the next paragraph.

They are, in alphabetical order, Apple, AT&T, Helio, HP, HTC America, IBM, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Motorola, Nintendo, Nokia, Nuance, Palm, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, T-Mobile, Verizon and Zi.

Whew.

Autotext claims that the firms have breached a patent it owns numbered 5,305,205, filed in April 1994 and which has the title "computer assisted transcription apparatus".

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