Blackboard Technology Patent Is Under Fire; New Review Sought

December 2006
Educational Marketer;12/11/2006, Vol. 37 Issue 35, p7
Trade Publication
The article features the opposition to Blackboard Technology's patent for a wide range of e-learning functionalities. Blackboard also sued competitor Desire2Learn alleging copyright infringement. Opposition to the patent and Blackboard's legal muscle-flexing solidified this fall. Most recently, the Software Freedom Law Center filed a formal request with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to re-examine the patent approval, seeking to cancel it.


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