By John Gideon on 7/13/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Rebecca Mercuri, in an article on OpEdNews, reminds us that Avante International has a lawsuit against Sequoia, Diebold and ES&S for patent infringement:

This case grinds merrily along and trial has been scheduled for May 2008. Should Avante win their suit, they have requested relief that could specifically include: 1) permanently enjoining the sale of all infringing equipment produced by Diebold, Sequoia, and ES&S; 2) recalling all infringing equipment; 3) destroying or delivering to Avante the infringing equipment; and 4) awarding infringement damages to Avante, including treble damages for willful infringement.

She also reports, “In a one-two punch, Avante's key patent, #7036730 'Electronic Voting Aparatus, System and Method,' also includes claims that pertain to 'a Braille device,' 'an aural device,' and 'voice recognition apparatus.'"

That story, and today's other notable voting news, all linked below...

  • NAtional: Connecting the Dots? Rush Holt, HR 811, and Avante International LINK
  • NAtional: EAC: Tova Wang is Free to Speak, Documents Disclosed to Congress LINK
  • NAtional: Urge your member of Congress to amend Holt's HR 811 LINK
  • NAtional: HR811: A Technoelection Dream with a Crippling Cost LINK
  • NAtional: An analysis of Mark Crispin Miller's article "Exposé: Holt bill was revised by Microsoft, Diebold and ES&S" LINK
  • CA: Questions persist about California vote system review
    Missed deadlines, miscommunication mar evaluation LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - 2004 CA Election Results Nullified; Election Officials Sanctioned by Court LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - Judge Rules to Overturn Berkeley Election LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - Tentative Ruling Finds that County Officials Destroyed Voting Records LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - California county sanctioned after 2004 e-voting problems LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - Judge may order new election for failed Berkeley pot measure LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - New vote likely in California e-voting case LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - 'Blue Ribbon' Committee to Riverside County, CA Board of Supes: Dump DRE Touch-Screen Voting Systems! LINK
  • CA: Riverside County elections review panel votes paper, not touch-screens LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Riverside panel says dump electronic balloting, return to paper LINK
  • FL: Florida Voting System Out of Touch
    Counties find little demand as they scramble to unload touch screens, some not even paid for. LINK
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