Personal Audio LLC (patent troll company)

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Personal Audio LLC
Type Private company
Founded Beaumont, Texas, USA (1996)
Headquarters 550 Fannin Street
Suite 1313
Beaumont, CA
Key people James Logan,
Founder
Products Patents 6,199,076 and 7,509,178, and their enforcement[1]
Website http://www.personalaudio.net

Personal Audio LLC is a Beaumont, Texas-based company formed to enforce two patents applied to podcasting. The company enforces and earns licensing revenue from patents 6,199,076[2] and 7,509,178.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ""Patent troll" claiming playlists and podcasts scores license with SanDisk". arstechnica. 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Audio program player including a dynamic program selection controller". Google.com. 2001-03-06. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Audio program distribution and playback system". Google.com. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  4. ^ "After $8M victory, Personal Audio sues Apple again over same patent". appleinsider.com. 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 

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