Rensselaer Exclusive Licensee Enforces Natural Language Processing Patent

On October 19th, a Texas-based company sued Apple over US Patent 7,177,798.  Assignment records indicate the ’798 Patent is owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and court documents state that Dynamic Advances, LLC is the “exclusively licensee” for the ’798 and “facilitates Rensselaer’s goal of commercializing its patented inventions to the benefit of the general public and to further Rensselaer’s mission to apply science to the common purposes of life.”

Much of Dynamic Advances’ complaint is devoted to explaining the coverage and importance of the ’798 Patent.  Independent Claim 9, also quoted in the complaint, provides: