Posts Tagged ‘patent system’

Podcasting patent

August 9, 2009

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.