San Francisco – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalidated key claims in the so-called “podcasting patent” today after a petition for review from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)—a decision that significantly curtails the ability of a patent troll to threaten podcasters big and small.
This is excellent news. The idea that a patent derived from the cassettes-by-mail era could have stifled podcasting? Chilling.
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