For those of you who have received (or are concerned about receiving)
patent-infringement notices/claims from Acacia, I pass along this offer
from Jason Schultz, Staff Attorney of the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
At 7:56 AM -0700 8/9/04, Jason Schultz wrote:
>If any of your members are concerned and want to talk about the threats, feel free to have them give me a call. We've been following them for some time now and have already talked to several colleges about the situation.
Jason may be reached at [log in to unmask], (415) 436-9333 x 112.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has identified the Acacia claim as one
of the "Top Ten" examples in its "Patent Busting Project". See
Jason is the EFF's lead attorney on the project. If you do follow up on
Jason's offer, I suggest having your attorney make the contact, rather than
someone from your IT organization.
Steven L. Worona
Director of Policy and Networking Programs
EDUCAUSE / 1150 18th St. NW suite 1010 / Washington, DC 20036
202-872-4200 x 5358 / 202-872-4318 fax / [log in to unmask]
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