Reexam Update - Patent Rejected
Mar 28, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I'm more than pleased to introduce today's newsletter with some delicious news: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 44 of Blackboard's patent claims. Now this is a "non-final" report, meaning that both sides can still appeal. But still, this is a serious setback to Blackboard. Total: 217
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Re: Reexam Update - Patent Rejected

Couldn't happen to a nicer company! And I mean that both ways....Alex [Comment] [Permalink]

Re: Reexam Update - Patent Rejected

Ouch, that's got to hurt: all that bad publicity for nowt. I hope that it'll be a lesson to others with patent trolling ambitions. Now let's see whether the PTO decision sticks, of course. [Comment] [Permalink]

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