SHANGHAI, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CooTek, an innovative and award-winning developer of mobile applications, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) in the First Intermediate People's Court in Shanghai, China. Docket number: N0. (2013) Hu Yi Zhong Min Wu (Zhi) Chu Zi 98.
In its complaint, CooTek asserts that Nuance infringes CooTek's Chinese Patent No. ZL200710045241.8, entitled "method of realizing input by smart soft keyboard on electronic screen equipment". In the patent infringement suit, CooTek seeks monetary damages for Nuance's infringement as well as injunctive relief to prevent continued infringement by Nuance.
"CooTek has been an innovator in improving text input on mobile phones, and that's the reason why it won the Mobile Innovation Global Award in 2009," said Michael Wong, CEO of CooTek. "We have invested significantly in our intellectual property portfolio. We are asserting our own patent covering innovative technology developed by CooTek. CooTek values and respects intellectual property and will vigorously protect its patent rights to prevent infringement by others."
Founded in 2008, CooTek is a start-up software developer dedicated to improving the usability, functionally, and overall value of mobile devices. It was the winner of Mobile Innovation Global Award in 2009, a Finalist in TechCrunch Disrupt, and the winner of many other awards. CooTek's TouchPal Keyboard application for Android and iOS is based on its multiple patented technologies and delivers a powerful, easier-to-use alternative to traditional hardware keyboards. CooTek's TouchPal Contacts application improves the dialing experience on smartphones.
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