Just happened to see this article dated November 30, 2006 on the Sakai website. The Sakai Foundation Board of Directors has asked the U.S. Patent Office to “to reexamine and ultimately cancel all 44 claims of Blackboard’s patent on e-learning systems.” Educause, a collection of higher education institutions, issued an open letter to Blackboard on October , 2006. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read it). “Inside Higher Education” also has an article about this topic. Michael Feldstein, who is now the Product Manager for Oracle’s Academic Enterprise Initiative (AEI), is tracking the developments on his blog as well as Seb Schmoller from the UK.
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