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Educational Software Patents: A Call to Vendors

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) A number of people responding to the Chronicle’s article on the Elsevier patent asked me to write something about it. For those of you who haven’t been following ed tech for at least a decade or … Continue reading

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Patents Rethought: Khan Academy Did the Right Thing

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) To recap what’s happened so far: Audrey Watters called our attention to a patent filing by Khan Academy. I expressed my concerns about the continuing patent problem that we have in educational technology. Carl Straumsheim … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Patent Update: The Innovator’s Agreement

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) Carl Straumsheim has a good piece out on the Khan Academy patent Inside Higher Ed today. Much of it is a primer on the uses and limitations of defensive patents, but there is a piece … Continue reading

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Solving the Ed Tech Patent Problem

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) You may have heard that Khan Academy has filed for several patents. Audrey Watters has written a really strong piece providing the details of the filings in the context of the history of ed tech … Continue reading

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Patent Troll Sues Blackboard for Patent Infringement

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1092) A company called Sampo IP, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of patent troll Marathon Patent Group, is suing Blackboard for patent infringement. The patents in question appear to be incredibly broad and have also … Continue reading

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