Nuance Communications, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival M*Modal that alleges the company’s products violated six Nuance patents. The patent infringement lawsuits are related to speech recognition, computer-assisted physician documentation and transcription technology specifically applied within the health IT market based on U.S. Patent numbers 9,564,126; 8,117,034; 7,379,946; 6,999,933; 6,766,295; and 6,308,158.
“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,” said David Greenbaum, Vice President of Litigation & Intellectual Property, Nuance in a statement. “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.”
M*Modal is a healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As one of the largest clinical transcription service providers in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding™ technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to include the context of their patient narratives into electronic health records in a single step, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care.