EFF Files Challenge To 'Podcast Patent' With USPTO

Law360, Los Angeles (October 16, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday formally challenged Personal Audio LLC’s patent protecting podcast technology, saying the patent-holding company didn’t invent podcasting and that certain claims of the so-called podcast patent were described in printed publications years earlier.

The EFF’s petition for inter partes review, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday, comes after Personal Audio stepped up its crusade to protect its technology in April, launching separate suits against NBCUniversal Media LLC and CBS Corp. in Texas federal court over the audio...
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