The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Hit with Predictive Text Patent Suit

Apple Hit with Predictive Text Patent Suit

by , 11:45 AM EST, November 15th, 2007

Autotext Technologies filed a lawsuit against Apple and several other companies claiming they are infringing on its patent covering predictive word processing in applications and devices, according to BetaNews.

Autotext's "computer-based transcription" patent describes a process where a list of words is presented based on the letters a user is typing. Mac OS X 10.4 and Safari along with IBM's Lotus Notes, Eudora 7.1 from Qualcomm, The Sony PS3, and the Nintendo Wii are listed in the case, as are devices from several other companies.

The other companies named in the suit include AT&T, Helio, Hewlett-Packard, HTC America, Kyocera, LG Electronics USA, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Nuance Communications, Palm, Research In Motion, Samsung America, Sanyo North America, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Zi Corporation.

Autotext Technologies is a subsidiary of Acacia Research -- a company develops, acquires, licenses and enforces patents. The predictive typing patent infringement case was filed on November 9 in Cleveland office of the Ohio Northern District Court.

Apple has not commented on the case.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated February 19th

Tue, 3:17 PM
New Hermès Apple Watch Faces Coming with watchOS 5.2
Tue, 3:04 PM
YouTube Updates Strike Guidelines
Tue, 2:35 PM
Latest iOS 12.2 Beta Indicates AirPod 2 Siri Support, Subscription News Service Coming
Tue, 2:06 PM
Spielberg's Streaming Fears, Apple's Services Future – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-19
Tue, 2:05 PM
These Macs Have an Audio Glitching Bug
Tue, 1:55 PM
Public macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Beta 3 Is Out
Tue, 1:24 PM
SoundCloud Artists Can Publish Straight to Apple Music
Tue, 1:14 PM
Apple's Executive Reshuffle Hint at the Company's Future
Tue, 1:09 PM
Millennials Should Kill The Medical Industrial Complex
Tue, 12:09 PM
Assessing Apple's Shift to Services
Tue, 11:50 AM
iTunes Having Oscars Movie Sale
Tue, 11:28 AM
Europe's Softening Stance on Huawei
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!