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Patents Rethought: Khan Academy Did the Right Thing

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1069) 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 (1069) 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 (1069) 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 (1069) 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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End of an Era

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1069) Now that the Blackboard/D2L patent fight is over, I am taking down the edupatent feed harvester, which never worked particularly well anyway. Mostly what showed up in the feed were my own posts, which you … Continue reading

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