Groklaw – Patent Office Orders Re-Examination of Blackboard Patent

By reeset / On / In Patent Stupidity

 Uh, oh.  Looks like the folks at Blackboard should have just let well enough alone.  Given a short period of time, a pluthera of prior art was able to quickly be located — enough to cause a re-examination of the patent.  See the link:

Link to Groklaw – Patent Office Orders Re-Examination of Blackboard Patent

 

I always wonder why a company would try to enforce a patent that is questionable at best.  The whole process to defend the patent is expensive — and the ill will generated certainly can’t be worth it.  Ah, well.

–TR

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