Podcasting patent

Chris O’Brien of the San Jose Mercury writes about Murgesh Navar, whose company Volomedia has come under fire for obtaining a patent on “episodic media”, which Navar interprets as applying to podcasting- companies post media files on a website, which people can subscribe to via a client for regular downloading.  The podcasting community was up in arms over the award of a patent that many feels patented technology that has been in use for years, and O’Brien suggests that the podcasting patent reveals the flaws in the  U.S. patent system.

O’Brien: Podcasting patent reveals problems in system.


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One Response to “Podcasting patent”

  1. Crowdsourcing the Prior Art Search Process « Patent Law Links and Commentary (Jaideep Venkatesan) Says:

    […] The Electronic Frontier Foundation launched its Patent Busting Project in 2004, aimed at what it calls “bogus software patents”. It is currently targeting Volomedia’s podcasting patent, which I described earlier here. […]

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