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

  • From: Bruce Toews <DogRiver@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 23:11:47 -0500 (CDT)

The use of the word apparently suggestsa source.

bruce

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On Mon, 21 May 2007, Darrell Shandrow wrote:

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!
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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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