Apple finally wins patent for podcasting

“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.]

Related articles:
Apple releases free ‘Podcasts’ app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – June 26, 2012
Apple and the birth of the drive-time podcast: How to turn an afterthought into a new mass medium – June 18, 2012
Apple’s podcasting stroke of genius – June 17, 2012
Apple gives podcasts a gentle push out of iTunes – June 15, 2012


  1. Just what did Apple get a patent for, in regards to podcasting?

    Is there something technologically unique that Apple developed for non-musical, digital audio/video recordings delivered by iTunes?

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