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Thursday, May 28

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A "patent troll" is suing Adam Carolla's podcasting company for infringement of a patent on a "system for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence." The patent is coauthored by a Chicago patent attorney.

Personal Audio, LLC has successfully sued Apple several times for infringing on its patent. Interestingly, Chicago's divine InterVentures is a footnote in another recent patent troll case -- one that was less successful for the troll.

Here's the podcast patent:

US Patent 8,112,504 by Gapers Block

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