Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek Corporation

MessageHello E.J.,

Please note Kelly's use of the words "apparently" and "probably" which indicate 
he's proposing speculative ideas which are not currently known to be based in 
fact.

Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
Visit http://www.SaveSerotek.org and ask Freedom Scientific to stop suing!
Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by another 
person.
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: E.J. Zufelt 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 8:35 PM
  Subject: Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek 
Corporation


  That's a pretty big assumption to make.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Kelly Pierce 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 12:20 AM
    Subject: Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against 
Serotek Corporation


    Everett,

    the lawsuit is not about trademark infringement.  Apparently FS's new 
private equity owners are so hungry for money, they will sue anyone if they 
think they can get a bigger settlement than what they paid for the lawyers.  
most significantly, the Freedom Box company has new and innovative technology 
that allows blind people to access computers remotely or portably in a seamless 
way.  rather than innovate and match the competition, it was probably deemed by 
FS that an aggressive lawsuit could severely weaken this competitor or put them 
out of business.  

    In this country, loads of folks jump into the courtroom to achieve aims 
that have nothing to do with the merits of the case.  

    Kelly 


      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: E.J. Zufelt 
      To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 10:16 PM
      Subject: Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against 
Serotek Corporation


      Good evening,

      I know very little about trademark infringment in the United States.  
However, I find it difficult to believe that a significant number of persons 
are confused between "Freedom Scientific's JAWS", and "Serotech's Freedom Box". 
 Is this really confusing people?

      Everett



        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Darrell Shandrow 
        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 8:07 PM
        Subject: Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against 
Serotek Corporation


        Hello John,

        Serotek provides alternative technology for the blind, some of which 
does compete with the JAWS screen reader sold by Freedom Scientific.  Their 
System Access screen reader is relatively new to the field, but their 
FreedomBox Network has been around since 2000.  FreedomBox Network is 
essentially an online service similar to AOL.  In fact, many of us refer to the 
FreedomBox Network as AOL for the blind.  System Access and their newer remote 
access technologies provide completely mobile computer access to virtually any 
system, as well as potentially new employment opportunities for blind people 
who must have remote access to other computers.

        Freedom Scientific is suing Serotek over the use of the term 
"FreedomBox".  Please feel free to read http://www.blindaccessjournal.com and 
http://www.thedesertskies.com as well as do Google searches, before deciding 
whether or not you will sign onto the petition.

        Thanks.

        Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
        Visit http://www.SaveSerotek.org and ask Freedom Scientific to stop 
suing!
        Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by 
another person.
        Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
        Check out high quality telecommunications services at 
http://ld.net/?nu7i
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: John Ramsey 
          To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
          Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 3:53 PM
          Subject: RE: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against 
Serotek Corporation


          What is the lawsuit about? I have no idea who this other company is 
or what they provide, so I am totally lost.
          Take care,
          John
            -----Original Message-----
            From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow
            Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 5:20 PM
            To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; jfw-employment@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; 
blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
            Subject: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against 
Serotek Corporation


            Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek 
Corporation



            An online petition is being circulated to everyone in the assistive 
technology industry and the blind community for the purpose of collecting 
signatures showing support for the concept that Freedom Scientific, Inc. should 
cease their lawsuit against Serotek Corporation. 



            May 20, 2007 -- We at the Blind Access Journal call upon everyone 
in the assistive technology industry and the blind community to sign the Save 
Serotek Petition found at http://www.saveserotek.org asking Freedom Scientific, 
Inc. to cease their trademark infringement lawsuit against Serotek Corporation. 
After allowing sufficient time to collect a significant number of signatures, 
the signed petition will be sent, via certified mail, to the Board of Directors 
of Freedom Scientific, Inc. We invite redistribution of this press release to 
all interested parties, post it on blogs, discuss it on podcasts and insure its 
wide distribution to all independent and mainstream media outlets. E-mail, MSN 
Windows Live Messenger, Skype and telephone queries are welcome from all 
interested in this vital effort. We thank you in advance for your support.



            Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
            Visit http://www.SaveSerotek.org and ask Freedom Scientific to stop 
suing!
            Information should be accessible to us without need of translation 
by another person.
            Blind Access Journal blog and podcast: 
http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
            Check out high quality telecommunications services at 
http://ld.net/?nu7i

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