May 25, 2022

Report: “Wikimedia, Internet Archive Want Patent Infringement Claims Kicked Out”

From World Intellectual Property Review:

The Wikimedia Foundation and the global online library Internet Archive are seeking a declaration in a California court that their websites do not infringe several predictive text-related patents held by software developer WordLogic.

Wikimedia’s complaint, filed at the US District Court for the Northern District of California, on Wednesday, March 11, seeks a declaratory judgment that four WordLogic patents (7,293,231, 7,681,124, 7,716,579, and 8,552,984), all of which relate to predictive text technology, are invalid (under prior art) and so are not infringed by Wikimedia.

The Internet Archive complaint, filed at the same court on the same day, refers to the same four patents, offers the same arguments, and is seeking the same decision.

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