Fed. Circ. Nixes Jury Verdict In E-Learning Patent Tiff

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Monday handed a victory to Desire2Learn Inc. in its patent battle with rival educational software developer Blackboard Inc., overturning a jury verdict and finding invalid a key claim in a Blackboard patent covering online course management systems.

A three-judge panel issued its opinion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, affirming in part and denying in part a lower court ruling on the claims of U.S. Patent Number 6,988,138.

As part of its opinion, the appellate court determined...
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