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

  • From: Bruce Toews <DogRiver@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 13:47:17 -0500 (CDT)

Has it occurred to anyone that maybe when FS says they've been trying to settle this without the courts for the last however many years, it's true? If it is, then FS should be commended for keeping the mater private instead of making it public.


bruce

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On Mon, 21 May 2007, Gary King wrote:

Ted,

Actually, Freedom Scientific was formed in April of 2000, and Serotek was founded in November of 2001, according to their Web pages. However, FS didn't seem too interested in them until recently. Maybe FS got a little nervous when Serotek invaded their home turf. In February of this year, Serotek announced that the Florida Division of Blind Services was testing their remote access solutions. Maybe Yardbird's comment about the big dog marking its territory wasn't too far off the mark.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)" <Ted.Lisle@xxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 7:44 AM
Subject: RE: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek Corporation


 And I'll bet the other company was already around when the conglomerate
 chose its present name.  That's almost as dumb as Nextel trying to take
 a patent on the phrase "push to talk."  CB'ers, hams, and users of
 virtually every other public and private radio service are still
 guffawing about that one, as the phrase is just about as old as the
 microphone.

 Ted

 -----Original Message-----
 From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
 Behalf Of Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
 Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 7:07 PM
 To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Subject: Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against
 Serotek Corporation


 The other company, Serotek, have long made a rival screen reader,
 Freedom Box:

 http://www.freedombox.info/

 The text of Freedom Scientific's complaint has been made available at:

 http://www.shandrow.com/fs_vs_serotek_complaint.txt

 Basically, they're claiming that the word "Freedom" in "Freedom Box"
 could lead people to believe the product is created by Freedom
 Scientific.

 --
 Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

 John Ramsey wrote:
>  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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