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Personal Audio (patent troll) Press Release stating they copyrighted podcasting

Personal Audio (patent troll) Press Release stating they copyrighted podcasting

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This is a press release from Personal Audio a firm which says they have a patent on podcasting.
This is a press release from Personal Audio a firm which says they have a patent on podcasting.

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Published by: Jason Gooljar on May 31, 2013
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USPatentOfficeissuesPodcastingPatenttoPersonalAudio
RecentlyIssuedPatentReadsonIndustry-StandardPodcastingServices
TuesdayFebruary7,2012
BEAUMONT,Texas--
TheUnitedStatesPatentandTrademarkOfficeissuedanewpatentrelatedtopodcastingandthesyndicateddistributionofaudioandvisualmediathismorningtoJamesLogan,CharlieCallandDanielGoessling.Thepatent,U.S.8,112,504,isassignedtoPersonalAudio,LLC,asmallBeaumont,TXcompanythatfocusesonpersonalizedaudioandvideotechnologies.ThisisthefifthpatentinthePersonalAudioportfolio."Weinventedwhatisnowcommonlycalledpodcastingbackin1996aspartofanefforttodevelopaportableandpersonalaudiosystemthatwouldofferusersacustomizedlisteningexperienceusingcontentanddatadownloadedovertheInternet,"saidCharlesCall,aco-inventoronthe‘504patentandamemberofPersonalAudio,LLC.InadditiontothePodcastingPatent,thecompanyistheowneroffourotherfundamentalmediapatents,aswellasseveralpendingapplications,thatdescribetechnologythatcanbeusedtoofferapersonalizedmediaexperienceusingaudiodownloadedovertheInternet.InJuly2011,PersonalAudiowonajuryverdictagainstApple,Inc.,inTexasforinfringingThePlaylistPatent,U.S.PatentNo.6,199,076,resultinginan$8millionjudgmentplus$4millionininterest.Otherdefendantsinthesuit,ArchosandCoby,settledbeforetrial.InventorCharlesCallrepresentedPersonalAudiointheproceedingsbeforetheUSPatentandTrademarkOfficerelatedtothispatent.
 AboutPersonalAudio
PersonalAudio,Inc.,apredecessortoPersonalAudio,LLC,wasfoundedin1996withamissionofofferingpersonalizedaudiotolistenersusingportableplayersdownloadingcontentandplaylistsfromtheInternet.Theself-fundedcompanyworkedtodevelopsuchanaudioplayerthatcoulddownload,storeandmanipulate
550 Fannin Street, Suite 500Beaumont, Texas 77701
 
www.personalaudio.net 

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