The article, titled “Podcasting in peril? Trial showdown in September” discusses a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas brought by Personal Audio, LLC against Lotzi Digital. Personal Audio founder James Logan claims that he holds a patent on podcasting that is being infringed by Mr. Carolla, as well as several other parties.
Lotzi Digital, however, asserts that no infringement, literal or otherwise, has taken place. Mr. Carolla has started a fundraising campaign via FundAnything.com to raise money to defend against the claims. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in partnership with Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic, has also launched a campaign to investigate a challenge to the Personal Audio patent. The case has garnered significant media coverage. In addition to USA Today, articles about the case have appeared in publications including NPR, techdirt, The Economist, and Inside Counsel.
Jackson Walker attorneys David Folsom, John Jackson, Chris Rourk, and Matt Acosta are representing Mr. Carolla and Lotzi Digital in the case, which is set to go to trial in September. Jackson Walker’s IP Litigation group has significant experience representing clients in the Eastern District of Texas, including having appeared as counsel of record in more than 75 patent cases in the District during the past five years.