Nuance Communications said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the US Federal District Court of Delaware against M*Modal.
“The lawsuit alleges that M*Modal products violate six Nuance patents related to speech recognition, computer-assisted physician documentation and transcription technology applied in the healthcare IT market,” said Nuance.
David Greenbaum, Nuance’s Vice President of Litigation & Intellectual Property, said: “Nuance has invested significant human and financial resources in developing innovations and building an intellectual property portfolio that are important components of our strategy and integral to the success of our business.
“Our IP and technology assets favorably differentiate our voice- and AI-powered offerings in the healthcare industry.
“We take great pride in, and place significant value on, our patents and will protect our rights.”