CBS Hit With $1.3M Verdict In Personal Audio Patent Suit

By Ryan Davis (September 15, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Monday ordered CBS Corp. to pay $1.3 million in damages after finding that it infringed a patent on disseminating media content that patent licensing firm Personal Audio LLC has asserted against numerous media companies and podcasters.

The jury in the Eastern District of Texas found that Personal Audio had proved that CBS infringed the patent covering "distribution of episodic media content" by making its programs available its website and offering podcasts of its shows. It rejected CBS' arguments that the patent was invalid as obvious or anticipated by previous patents.

CBS spokesman Dana McClintock said Monday...

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