Tag Archives: Matthew-Small

US Department of Justice Investigating Blackboard ANGEL Acquisition

This just in from Desire2Learn’s patent blog: Blackboard issued two press releases regarding its acquisition of ANGEL Learning (ANGEL) – one on May 6, announcing the intention to acquire, and one on May 11, stating that the acquisition was complete. Indeed, Matthew … Continue reading

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Blackboard and Desire2Learn Fight Over Venue for Next Round

*Sigh.* At some point I hope the world–and the Blackboard case–will slow down enough so that I’ll actually have time to blog about something else. Here’s the latest from D2L’s patent blog: April, 2008 – Matthew Small, Blackboard’s Chief Legal … Continue reading

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Is Blackboard's Lawyer Calling D2L's Customers?

Here’s an interesting bit from D2L’s patent blog: Clients have been calling us to let us know that Matthew Small, General Counsel of Blackboard, has been calling them. From what we understand, his purpose appears to be twofold: (1) to … Continue reading

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Blackboard Inc. v. Desire2Learn Inc.: “Grey” Monday March 10, 2008

Yesterday, Desire2Learn submitted its response to Blackboard’s request for injunction (which was apparently submitted under seal) and accompanying letters from various school and university officials arguing that preventing D2L from selling their product in the United States would be against … Continue reading

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On Edupatents, Corporate Branding, and Putting Words in People's Mouths

There’s a write-up of the edupatent flap in eSchool News. It provides a reasonably good summary of the basic history, as far as these types of stories tend to go, and also gives a high-level account of the current state … Continue reading

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