April 25, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from
The Lanier Law Firm
-based Potter Voice Technologies LLC in a federal patent infringement lawsuit against a group of cell phone manufacturers and technology companies for allegedly infringing a 14-year-old patent that covers technology used in Apple's Siri and other electronic products that rely on voice commands to control computer functions.
The lawsuit filed
April 25, 2012
federal court includes claims against a group of 15 defendant companies accused of infringing Potter's U.S. Patent No. 5,729,659, which was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on
March 17, 1998
The legal team representing Potter is led by intellectual property attorneys
from The Lanier Law Firm's office in
Palo Alto, Calif.
"Apple's Siri and Google's Google Voice Actions make cell phones and other electronic devices much more useful for customers, but those products and others would never have been possible if not for the technology embodied in Potter's patent," says Mr. Banys. "The defendants have collected a fortune using Potter's technology, and we are asking the court for at least a reasonable royalty based on their unauthorized use."
The federal lawsuit includes claims of willful infringement against
-based Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL),
-based Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), and
-based Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT). Other defendants named in the lawsuit are
Mountain View, Calif.
-based Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG);
-based HTC Corp. and HTC America Inc.;
-based Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America Inc.; Sony Mobile Communications AB and Sony Corp. of America;
-based LG Electronics Inc. and LG Electronics Mobilecomm
-based Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) and Motorola Mobility Inc.;
-based ZTE Corp. and ZTE (
-based Kyocera Corp.;
-based Sharp Corp. and Sharp Electronics Corp.;
-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Huawei America Inc.;
-based Pantech Wireless Inc.;
-based Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq: RIMM) and Research In Motion Corp.; and
-based Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) and Nokia Inc.
The case is
Potter Voice Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc., et al
., No: 1:12-cv-01096, in the U.S. District Court for the District of
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