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Even spookier than a Halloween costume is a patent that just won’t die.
But it looks like a once-scary patent—Personal Audio LLC’s ridiculous claim to own podcasting—is finally gone. Personal Audio has been making headlines for years now, especially after it started threatening podcasters, and became the target of an EFF crowdfunding campaign to raise funds and knock it out.
EFF used that money to file an “inter partes review” at the US Patent Office, which knocked out the patent in 2015.
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