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

  • From: "John Ramsey" <stephnjohnny211@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 15:30:58 -0400

Hello Gary,
I live in Florida and do remember something about DBS testing new products.
As we know, much of FS revenue comes from vocational-rehabilitation agencies
and that might be part of the reason for this suit.
Take care,
John

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Gary King
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 2:29 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Freedom Scientific, Inc. Asked to Cease Lawsuit Against Serotek
Corporation


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.

Gary King
w4wkz@xxxxxxxx

----- 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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