Personal Audio LLC (patent troll company)
|Founded||Beaumont, Texas, USA (1996)|
|Headquarters||550 Fannin Street
|Key people||James Logan,
|Products||Patents 6,199,076 and 7,509,178, and their enforcement|
The history of Personal Audio began on Oct. 2, 1996 when James Logan, Daniel F. Goessling and Charles G. Call filed patents 6,199,076, "An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations," and 7,509,178, "An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations." Patent 6,199,076 was eventually granted on March 6, 2001, and 7,509,178 was granted on March 24, 2009. Personal Audio LLC was listed as the assignee.
In 2009, Personal Audio sued Apple for $84 Million in damages, won for $8 Million, and immediately sued Apple for additional devices it claimed weren't covered in the original settlement.
- ""Patent troll" claiming playlists and podcasts scores license with SanDisk". arstechnica. 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
- "Audio program player including a dynamic program selection controller". Google.com. 2001-03-06. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
- "Audio program distribution and playback system". Google.com. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
- "After $8M victory, Personal Audio sues Apple again over same patent". appleinsider.com. 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
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