Cyberlaw Clinic Supports Challenge to Podcasting Patent

The Cyberlaw Clinic is pleased to have assisted the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other attorneys working pro bono in filing a formal challenge to the so-called “podcasting patent.”  Personal Audio LLC has relied on the patent to shake down podcasters big and small for licensing fees.  The petition for inter partes review, presented yesterday to the US Patent and Trademark Office, is the first legal filing in EFF’s “Save Podcasting” campaign launched in May.  If the petition is successful, podcasters will be able to rest easy and keep doing what they have been doing for decades without paying licensing fees.  The full text of the petition is available here, and more details are available on the EFF website.

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