Patent Troll Sues Blackboard for Patent Infringement

Michael Feldstein, Nov 14, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I know, I admit it, I'm one of the ones inclined to read this headline and jeer. But as Michael Feldstein warns, "Patent trolls like Marathon can come after any company and their customers. In this case, the Marathon patents appear to be broad enough to be important for countless educational applications and could be applied against a range of vendors and schools alike... We should all be rooting for Blackboard and the other defendants in this case."

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