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I'm Drew Breunig and I obsess about technology, media, language, and culture. I live in New York, studied anthropology, and work at PlaceIQ.

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Since I haven’t posted a ridiculous and/or questionable patent this week…

Benjamin Jackson just reminded me this exists: when Twitter bought Loren Brichter’s Atebits they picked up a patent for “pull to refresh”. Brichter filed for the patent the day before Atebits’ purchase was made public. Perhaps filing for the patent was a small condition of the acquisition.

Who knows whether this would hold up in court, though Twitter has said they do not intent to enforce it.

Since I haven’t posted a ridiculous and/or questionable patent this week…

Benjamin Jackson just reminded me this exists: when Twitter bought Loren Brichter’s Atebits they picked up a patent for “pull to refresh”. Brichter filed for the patent the day before Atebits’ purchase was made public. Perhaps filing for the patent was a small condition of the acquisition.

Who knows whether this would hold up in court, though Twitter has said they do not intent to enforce it.

Nokia is attempting to patent a process for ferromagnetic ink tattoos that vibrate based on signals from your phone. No work on a working prototype. (Via Unwired View)