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Adam Carolla’s Company Sued Over Podcast Patent Dispute

A patent licensing company called Personal Audio LLC has issued lawsuits to Adam Carolla’s ACE Broadcasting and, two of the biggest podcasting entities in the game, in a patent infringement case, 9to5Mac reports. The patent in question, which was issued last year, is for a “system for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence,” and the result of the lawsuit will certainly have a big impact on the booming podcast industry. Personal Audio has had success with these tech patent lawsuits in the past, winning $8 million from Apple in a 2011 case and entering licensing agreements with Sirius, Motorola, Samsung, Archos, Coby, RIM, and Amazon  after suing the companies for patents related to downloadable playlists. Here’s hoping they don’t go after your friend who has a crappy podcast next because having to pay all those legal fees will get in the way of his plans to buy a second microphone.

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