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Blackboard Files Yet Another Lawsuit

photo credit: michelle.irish You may recall that Blackboard purchased a patent in what appeared to be a fruitless attempt to countersue TechRadium, the company that sued them for patent infringement over their emergency warning system and that now is suing Twitter. It … Continue reading

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Trying To Follow Blackboard v Desire2Learn

There’s a blog post update from Desire2Learn on the latest back and forth between them and Blackboard over the patents. (Remember, there’s more than one patent now.) Here’s the latest, as near as I can follow it: On the original … Continue reading

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Blackboard Settles with TechRadium

Update: It turns out that TechRadium has also filed suit against Twitter. Oy. (Via Laura Gekeler.) Blackboard and TechRadium have apparently come to some sort of cross-licensing agreement on their emergency notification patents. This isn’t surprising. What we don’t know … Continue reading

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The Financial Impact of the Patent Loss on Blackboard

You may recall that Blackboard originally won a judgment of $3.3 million from Desire2Learn in their lawsuit. The ruling from the Court of Appeals means that Blackboar will probably have to return that money—plus interest—to Desire2Learn, as Blackboard indicates in … Continue reading

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Another Victory for D2L, Another Opportunity for Blackboard

Update: Patently-O blogger Dennis Crouch has posted a legal analysis of the ruling in which he concludes, “Defendant Desire2Learn wins a complete victory (after a few million in attorney fees).” Via Desire2Learn’s patent blog, we learn today that the U.S. … Continue reading

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