It is settled that the patent is not approved after the trial of "podcast patent" which was considered as a typical "patent rogue" is over.
The judgment that the trial that was woken up in the United States over the patent of "podcast" delivered via the Internet is over and the patent itself is invalid has been finalized. In this case, we asked the opponent for the patents we own for "Patent · Troll"The name was also seen as a typical example of" patent goro ", and a non-profit organization against it has become a form of victory.
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This trial was awakened in 2013, which originally appealed invalidation of the act of attempting to obtain extraordinary benefits in a manner that companies that should not be directly related to podcast technology will follow up . And this sentence was awakened in 2015Party system review(Inter Partes Review: IPR) to jurisdict cases such as patents and tariffsFederal Circuit Court of AppealsIt is the contents which it admits.
It is American company "Personal Audio" that patent was invalidated. In January 2013,US Patent No. 8, 112, 504Based on the contents of the patents recognized by the company, we sent dunning letters to popular podcast distributors, television stations, radio stations, Internet stations, etc. and asked for payment of usage fees. In that case, the attitude to fight entirely at the trial did not show, that of to have been laid in the main target to be peacefully resolved only in the form of "licensing", Adam had been delivered the program in the podcast Kyarora Mr. except that has led to the settlement to pay the "license fee" of either drawing to their close, we take the measures that Samsung also be settled in some way.
In October 2013, in October 2013, against the movement, an action to revoke and invalidate the patent of Personal Audio, which is based on the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an American nonprofit organization, I woke you. This patent was entitled "system for disseminating media content episodes in a serialized sequence", which is aimed at exactly podcasts, titled as a system for widely distributing media content produced as a continuous episode It is clear that it is clear that things. The Electronic Frontier Foundation successfully gathered 76 thousand dollars (about 7.6 million yen) against the target amount of 30 thousand dollars (about 3 million yen at the time) was doing.
And this time, the dispute over about four years has come to a conclusion and the judgment that the "podcast patent" is invalid is confirmed. Personal Audio was originally a company developing digital music players like iPod, but failed in this project. After that, he came to be involved in the patent business that became the subject of this controversy. However, while acquiring a patent on podcasts, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has struck the fact that they did not do podcasts as their business model, and this decision has been reached.
Personal Audio does not answer the comment request requested by Ars Technica about this decision. Also, after the lawsuit raised against Google in 2015, no new move is seen.