Patent Name: System for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence Patent Number: 8,112,504 Critical Date: February 10, 1996 Patent Description: The patent claims to cover "what is now commonly called podcasting."
Crimes Against the Public Domain
Asserting a patent that claims to cover podcasting in general, when numerous examples of what we now call "podcasting" existed before
Targeting podcasters large (like Adam Carolla) and small, forcing them to pay egregious licensing fees or be scared out of existence
Prior Art Description
EFF filed a petition for inter partes review, giving the Patent Office numerous examples of prior art on the basis of which the patent should be invalidated. Click here for the filing.