Blackboard Patents the LMS

Michael Feldstein, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Jul 28, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This would be funny if it weren't so ridiculous: "The ever-brilliant US Patent and Trademark Office has apparently granted Blackboard a patent for...well...pretty much anything remotely related to learning management systems. As I read it, Blackboard basically owns the patent on any sort of groupware at all that is used for teaching purposes."
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