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Paul Email me at: paul96cars@xxxxxxxxx brl.cents@xxxxxxxxx blindaudio@xxxxxxxxx skype me at: brlcents Let god be the light within you. ---- Original Message ------ From: "Blackjack" <misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxxSubject: [BCT] FW: [tabi] Fw: Update on Freedom scientific and GWmicro lawsuitDate sent: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:11:41 -0400 FYI, Thanks, Blackjack misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: Blackjack [mailto:misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 9:09 AM To: Blind Geek Zone Subject: FW: [tabi] Fw: Update on Freedom scientific and GWmicro law suit Hi, I post this here because this is something that concerns the blind community. Please read below my thoughts and my thoughts only, as well as the information I am sending you all. Hi, this is good. I my self use Jaws and like it. But I think FreedomScientific the maker of Jaws is just trying to create a monopoly so they can be the only screen reader out there. They are trying to do what MS did yearsago and why they still mostly run the PC OS for most of the PC's in theworld. Although Apple is doing better in this area, then they was years ago. I don't think any technology for us the blind community should have patents. I think my self that these type of technology should be open to be approvedupon to make it better for us. I not saying they owe us anything but I amsaying we should have all the help we can get! By putting monopolies on such technology as this we are chopping off our right arm on getting this type of technology improved upon except when the one company wants to improve on it.Just my thoughts Thanks, Blackjack misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message-----From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On BehalfOf Easy Talk Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 6:00 AM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Fw: Update on Freedom scientific and GWmicro law suit ----- Original Message ----- From: Easy Talk <mailto:easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: fcb-l@xxxxxxx Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 5:58 AM Subject: Update on Freedom scientific and GWmicro law suit Go GW Lawsuit Leads to Reconsideration of Patent The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has re-examined a patent held by the maker of a screen reader for blind computer users in connection with an infringement lawsuit filed against a competing company. Reliable sources hailed the move as a significant victory for the defendant. The Document Placemarker patent , held by Freedom Scientific, Inc., covers a specialized screen reading capability that allows a blind person to save their position on a Web page and return to the same place at a latertime. The company's Job Access With Speech (JAWS) screen reading software incorporates this feature. In a July 15, 2008 complaint filed in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, the self-proclaimed "world's leading manufacturer ofassistive technology products for those who are vision impaired" accused GWMicro, the maker of the competing Window-Eyes screen reader, of deliberate patent infringement, claiming their placemarker technology is the same as that described in the patent. According to court documents, FreedomScientific is seeking an injunction requiring GW Micro to stop including theplacemarker feature in their product, asks for significant unspecified financial compensation for the infringement and requests recovery of legal fees."I believe that this technology shouldn't have been patented to begin with," said Doug Geoffray, Vice President of Development with GW Micro, Inc . "It obviously was around way before what they've done. We have stated that ourversion, Window-Eyes 3.1 back in 1999, had previous position capability."The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed. In a re-examination of FreedomScientific's patent, at the request of GW Micro's attorneys, the office rejected all claims to the invention."A person shall be entitled to a patent unless the invention was patented or described in a printed publication in this or a foreign country or in publicuse or on sale in this country, more than one year prior to the date of application for patent in the United States," stated a published documentdescribing the re-examination as the basis for the patent's rejection on thegrounds that the technology had already been invented. The document also cited two existing patents and the availability of IBM's Home Page Reader, a product employing place marker technology prior to the Freedom Scientific patent, in its reasoning behind the decision. "We take that as a positive sign," Geoffray said. "It's a victory," said Dennis Karjala, Jack E. Brown Professor of Law, Faculty Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology atArizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law . "There's noquestion that, if the re-examination decision is upheld, that's the end of it. There is no patent." He said Freedom Scientific may still have some cards to play in this case."The patent owner in a re-examination proceeding may appeal," Karjala said."It goes to an appeals board within the Patent Office and then they can later seek judicial review. This thing could go on for awhile." According to the re-examination document, the Patent Office must receive a response from Freedom Scientific by Oct. 28 if it wishes to appeal the decision. Karjala said the legal trend points to a probable GW Micro victory."Because the Supreme Court has been reviewing so many of their cases with anobvious eye to overturning them, the Patent Office is pretty sensitive nowthat they're being accused of being too patent friendly," said Karjala. "Myguess is once you got a ruling by the examiner that the patent is invalid, I'd say the chances are pretty good it will be upheld by the board in thePatent Office. If it's upheld by the board, the chances that a court wouldoverturn it in this atmosphere are pretty slim." Freedom Scientific representatives declined to comment, citing the ongoing litigation. Notes: The examiner cited Patent 6085161 describing the invention of a system for assigning and playing specific sounds when a Web page changes or the user encounters a specific Web pageelement such as a header or list. All of the claims in Freedom Scientific'spatent were rejected based on the positioning techniques described in this "sonification" system. The examiner also cited Patent 7058887 describing a means of determining the position on a Web page according to user-defined settings, including the page's domain. This IBM patent was referenced in the re-examination as clarification for the rejection of the sixth claim. The examiner also referred to the IBM Home Page Reader Version 2.5 Manual . Ex Parte Re-examination, Control Number 90/010,473, Central Re-examination Unit, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Visit the Patent Application Information Retrieval Web site and enter the specified control number to obtain this document. The Patent Office provides this document only in scanned image PDF, which is inaccessible to blind readers. An accessiblecopy of this document has been made available using Kurzweil K1000 Version11.03 optical character recognition software. An accessible copy of Freedom Scientific's complaint was made available in the July 24, 2008 article about the lawsuit. 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