Patent application Archive

Twitter appears to be getting into the Patent race

I have written previously that Twitter only has a single published patent application to its name and no patents. The application is the famous pull down to refresh application which was acquired with Twitter’s acquisition of Tweetie. While it is possible that Twitter has other unpublished patent applications pending at the USPTO, it is clear [&hellip

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Twitter and “pull down to refresh”

Twitter is arguably one of today’s hottest companies.  In its early days, Twitter suffered from frequent outages due to spikes in demand.  However, these problems appear to be well in the rearview mirror.  The company launched in July 2006 and so it would be expected that within the past five years Twitter has amassed an [&hellip

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Spotify had its IP eyes on the U.S. before launching in Europe

By now, most people have an opinion on Spotify, the new (to the United States) music streaming service.  Spotify started off being available only in Europe and has recently reached content deals with the major U.S. record labels, making it available in the U.S.  Spotify prepared for their U.S. launch by filing for  Intellectual Property [&hellip

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Bitcasa gets an early start on IP acquisition

If you haven’t yet heard of Bitcasa, you probably soon will.  Bitcasa provides limitless cloud storage for only $10 per month and has received $1.3 million in investment from such heavyweights as Andreeson Horowitz, First Round Capital and Pelion Venture Partners.  The company is currently a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. What’s most interesting about Bitcasa is [&hellip

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