To me this sounds shady. What do you think? Should Apple be allowed to trademark something as generic as the term “Startup”? I think not, but since they were able to patent rounded corners who can put anything past them. Apple attempts to trademark the word startup | ZDNet.
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More leaches out there. A company called Personal Audio claims ownership of a patent that covers “Apparatus for disseminating a series of episodes represented by media files via the Internet as said episodes become available…” Isn’t that just about everything? I remember one equally vague patent that claimed to be for ALL ecommerce. This seems to be a trend of law firms buying up small companies with a patent they can try to extort money with. Read more on EFF.org below. Podcasting Community Faces Patent Troll Threat; EFF Wants to Help | Electronic Frontier Foundation.