First discussed on theAudioPodcast in show 88 the EFF has announced that is has bust the Personal Audio, LLC podcast patent.
Personal Audio, LLC was seeking payments from content makers claiming infringement of patents.
From the EFF press release,
“We’re grateful for all the support of our challenge to this patent. Today is a big victory for the podcasting community” said EFF Staff Attorney Daniel Nazer, who also holds the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents. “We’re glad the Patent Office recognized what we all knew: ‘podcasting’ had been around for many years and this company does not own it.”
Full details on the decision here.
Story source online.