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Monday, August 07, 2017

Patent Troll Loses Podcast Fight

Was slightly involved with research for patent litigation that dealt with trolls,  so follow recent activity in this area, in particular regarding prior art.    Quite a bit of detail at the link regarding podcasting prior art.  The patent system has to be fixed.

Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent   by Brian Heater
A year after taking up the case, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its challenge against podcasting patent troll, Personal Audio. The decision is a massive relief for the vibrant and ever-growing medium, which has been operated under the threat of lawsuit for a number of years.  .... " 

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