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The Twitter IPA: What does defensive really mean?

Twitter is an innovative company, and today’s introduction of the Innovator’s Patent Agreement shows that their legal department can be innovative too.  The Innovator’s Patent Agreement, a draft of which was released on GitHub, will allow inventors to retain control of their inventions to make sure that they are only used for defensive purposes.  This [&hellip

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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 While it is possible that Twitter has other unpublished patent applications pending at the USPTO, it is clear [&hellip

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Trademark Registration and which symbol to use on websites, blogs or mobile apps?

A quick refresher on registered and unregistered trademarks for those with websites and mobile apps.  Are you using the proper symbols with your marks

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So how many patents do Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, Twitter really have?

Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn and Twitter are four of the most important startups of the past few years, so their patent portfolios are worth monitoring.  How many patents do these four companies have? This morning, the popular Twitterer @counternotions made the following inaccurate tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/counternotions/status

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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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