Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:12

Podcast Patent Troll wins a $1.3M verdict in Personal Audio Patent Suit

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Personal Audio LLC, a patent troll has recently been flourishing in its efforts of collecting huge royalties from podcasters all across the United States. Its patent claims to have invented “episodic content” transmitted over the Internet, including video content. The infamous podcasting patent was infringed by media giant CBS.

A Texas federal jury found that all four claims of the patent were infringed by CBS.  It awarded Personal Audio LLC $1.3M in damages despite CBS’s claim that the podcasting patent was invalid. This award was lesser than the $7.8M Personal Audio LLC had reportedly demanded.

The verdict comes closely after comedian Adam Corolla personally fought against Personal Audio LLC in a legal battle to an apparent stalemate, albeit failed to invalidate the patent.

Now that the patent has been validated again by the Texas federal jury in the lawsuit against CBS, Personal Audio LLC would be free to move forward in its pending suits against other media giants like NBC and Fox.

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Kaustubh Nadkarni

Mr. Nadkarni earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Arts from Michigan State University, his Master’s degree in Finance and Six Sigma Management Science from University of Miami, his law degree from Nova Southeastern University and his Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property from University of New Hampshire, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center.

Mr. Nadkarni is a member of the Florida Bar, the Southern District of Florida Federal Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also successfully passed the United States Patent and Trademark Office Registration Examination. As a Patent Attorney, he concentrates his practice in Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Trademark Prosecution and other Intellectual Property litigation matters. Mr. Nadkarni is fluent in Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and functional in French. He is a member of American Intellectual Property Association, Miami Beach Bar Association and a Board Member of the Fairchild Palms.