Lernout & Hauspie charged with patent infringement

February 7, 2001

Things keep going from bad to worse for Lernout & Hauspie. The provider of voice recognition products and technologies is now facing a patent infringement lawsuit filed by the British firm AllVoice Computing. AllVoice claims that L&H's

Things keep going from bad to worse for Lernout & Hauspie. The provider of voice recognition products and technologies is now facing a patent infringement lawsuit filed by the British firm AllVoice Computing. AllVoice claims that L&H's NaturallySpeaking voice engine-acquired through its purchase of Dragon Systems last year-infringes on AllVoice's WordExpress dictation software. A judge ruled in late January that AllVoice could seek a preliminary injunction to stop L&H from selling the NaturallySpeaking product.