Friday, February 23, 2007

Patent troll of the month: the MP3 Player Patent

A Texas company is claiming to the idea of an MP3 player.

The patent was issued in June 2006 but claims priority on the basis of a series of Lemelson like continuations dating back to 1997.

The claim to have been the first to create an MP3 player might well be valid. The idea that using a standard audio compression format to compress audio is anything other than blitheringly obvious is utterly bogus.

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