Sunday, February 24, 2008

Blackboard wins over Desire2Learn in ED Texas

On Feb. 22, 2008, a jury in ED Texas (Lufkin) handed Blackboard a win over Desire2Learn in a patent infringement suit. Desire2Learn, which has its headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario argued invalidity and unenforceability (inequitable conduct).

One commenter at Chronicle of Higher Education wrote:

I work in the elearning group at a large university that uses Blackboard. During the past few years Blackboard has turned into a bully. Innovation and customer service have reached a low point. Now that Blackboard has won the lawsuit, it will only get worse. Next week our group will choose a new LMS to replace Blackboard for the Fall semester.

See also: [The patent in question is 6,988,138.]


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