[Athen] [ATHEN] FW: Freedom Scientific suit against GW Micro

Ron Stewart ron.stewart at dolphinusa.com
Fri Jul 25 08:04:46 PDT 2008

Got to love them venture capital folks. I guess FS does not worry about bad


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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Terry Thompson
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 10:52 AM
To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'
Subject: [Athen] FW: Freedom Scientific suit against GW Micro

Interesting news...

-----Original Message-----
From: uaccess-l-admin at trace.wisc.edu [mailto:uaccess-l-admin at trace.wisc.edu]
On Behalf Of Jamal Mazrui
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 6:00 AM
To: guispeak at freelists.org; program-l at freelists.org;
uaccess-l at tracecenter.org
Subject: [UACCESS-L] Freedom Scientific suit against GW Micro

FYI -- This involves the two leading screen reader companies in our field.
Freedom Scientific has sued GW Micro for infringing a patent that FS filed
on the placemarker feature of a JAWS virtual web page. A blog article that
supplies the legal text is

"Freedom Scientific Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against GW Micro"

The technical text of the patent claim is

"United States Patent: 6993707"

An initial response by GW Micro is

"Do companies really compete on who has the best lawyers?"

The FS web site does not appear to mention the suit at this time.

I encourage people to become informed about this, and to express their views
through appropriate channels.


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