TITLE

With Revenue Rising, Blackboard Mounts Lawsuit On Basis of New Patent Protecting CMS Features

PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Educational Marketer;8/14/2006, Vol. 37 Issue 23, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the financial developments of Blackboard Inc. The company has started to market its first online learning system in 1998 which rapidly climbed to dominate the course management segment in higher education . It has also completed a $180 million acquisition of its arch-rival WebCT of Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, the company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against its competitors Desire2Learn Inc. of Kitchener, Ontario.
ACCESSION #
22027659

 

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