Blackboard, Rival Settle Online Course Software Suits

Law360, New York (December 18, 2009, 4:49 PM EST) -- Blackboard Inc. and Canadian educational software rival Desire2Learn Inc. have resolved their qualms, asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to end its Section 337 investigation of Desire2Learn’s online course management system and agreeing to settle several pending lawsuits.

The parties informed the ITC of the deal on Thursday, adding that the settlement would also resolve litigation in Canada and appeals of a case that began in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

“We are pleased to have resolved our litigation with Desire2Learn,”...
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