[guispeak] Freedom Scientific suit against GW Micro

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, uaccess-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:00:27 -0400 (EDT)

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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