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Litigation Update: Injunctions Denied

On June 8, 2012, and again on July 13, 2012, the Court denied Speak For Yourself’s (SFY) request for an injunction against PRC and Semantic relating to Apple iTunes® as follows: “Because SFY has failed to identify any legal authority requiring that we issue preliminary injunctive relief in its favor, or to provide sufficient facts to establish that it is suffering irreparable harm, we will not entertain further motion for such relief in this case.

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Updated Statement Regarding Pending Litigation

Last week Prentke Romich Company (PRC) learned that Apple removed a language assistance app from its iTunes® store pending the outcome of a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company that developed the iPad® app. PRC and the licensor of the Unity™ system that powers our language devices jointly filed the lawsuit after our patent attorney found numerous instances of infringement on Unity patents in the “Speak for Yourself” app.

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AAC Summer Camps Available for YOU!

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner! Summer vacations and relaxation are always high priorities during the summer months. Going off to camp is one of those summer activities that both children and adults look forward to each year. The benefits of a camp experience for individuals who use an augmentative communication device is similar to the benefits that we all enjoy. They create wonderful memories for a lifetime. Camps can be recreational, educational, and inspirational.

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PRC Spreads Mission on FOX8 Cleveland; Wraps Up Autism Awareness Month

During the month of April, nationally recognized as Autism Awareness Month, PRC was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spread its mission through a brief segment on Cleveland's FOX8 news. While we feel it is important to advocate for Autism Awareness throughout the year, we are grateful to Todd Meany and the FOX8 crew for featuring an entire series on Autism throughout the month of April.

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Media Information on Pending Litigation

On February 28, 2012, Semantic Compaction Systems (SCS) filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement by the developers of an AAC vocabulary app sold on iTunes®. Recent online articles and comments in social media have contained inaccurate information about Prentke Romich. Below are answers to many of the issues that have been raised. Who is PRC? Prentke Romich (PRC) is an employee-owned company located in Wooster, Ohio.

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