Patent Office Will Take Another Look at Blackboard Patent Approval

February 2007
Educational Marketer;2/5/2007, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the re-examination of the patent approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2007. The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) have opposed the patent and copyright restrictions on software technology, they have also filed a formal request which claims the patent gave Blackboard Inc. a monopoly on most educational course management software. They seek to get the patent revoked which about 70% of re-examination result has the narrowed the result of the patent.


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