The U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) handed CooTek, a Chinese keyboard app developer, a significant victory recently, issuing a summary determination that the company’s TouchPal Keyboard V5.5 and V5.6 series did not infringe the three patents of Nuance.

Nuance, a multinational speech and imaging application provider, filed in last December an ITC 337 complaint against CooTek accusing patent infringement. After the summary determination, Nuance withdrew all the patent infringement lawsuits against CooTek in both ITC and U.S. district courts.

All three patents related to this case came from companies Nuance acquired, Swype and ShapeWriter.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.