13 April 2015

Podcasting Patent, Key Claims Invalidated at Patent Office

EFF Busts Podcasting Patent, Invalidating Key Claims at Patent Office | Electronic Frontier Foundation: "... The “podcasting patent” became big news in 2013, when a company called Personal Audio, LLC, began demanding licensing fees from podcasters including comedian Adam Carolla and three major television networks. Personal Audio doesn’t do podcasting itself, but instead used its patent to claim infringement and collect payouts from actual creators. In petitions filed with Patent Office, EFF showed that Personal Audio did not invent anything new before it filed its patent application, and, in fact, other people were podcasting for years previously... "

full decision on the Personal Audio “podcasting patent” -- https://www.eff.org/document/uspto-decision

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