“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. [on Tuesday],” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In our first granted patent report of the day we cover Apple’s granted patents for Podcasting and three iPod designs. Apple added their podcast-subscription feature in June 2005,” Purcher reports. “In 2006, Steve Jobs demonstrated creating a podcast during his Macworld Conference & Expos keynote using the new podcast studio feature in GarageBand 3. In 2005, the New Oxford American Dictionary declared Podcasting the ‘Word of the Year.'”

Purcher reports, “Apple credits Anne Jones, Thomas Dowdy, Jeffrey Robbin, Mike Wiese and Stephen Davis as the inventors of granted patent 8,245,924 which was originally filed in Q2 2009 and refilled as a continuation patent in Q3 2011.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Edward W." for the heads up.]

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