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Posts Tagged ‘Patent’

Has The “Tweet Seat” Already Been Patented?

Ahh, the tweet seat. Those block of seats reserved for smartphone-addicted patrons of movies, the theater and sporting events. While they’re not everywhere yet, more and more venues are encouraging patrons to bring their phones and tweet during events – but only in specific seating, so as not to bother the other guests.

Sounds like a neat idea (although it definitely has its detractors), but should it be patentable? One company seems to think so, and they’re gunning for at least one event venue with their “ownership” of tweet seats.
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Should Twitter Own The “Pull To Refresh” Patent?

Twitter has filed a patent application to own the “pull to refresh” functionality, which is increasingly popular on a whole slew of mobile apps, including Facebook and Google+. But should Twitter really be able to own something as basic as pulling the screen down to refresh it?
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Twitter Wins Patent Lawsuit, Won’t Have To Pay $8 Million In Compensation

In just under a year, Twitter has fought and won a more than $8 million patent lawsuit.

Twitter was being sued for infringing on a patent filed in 2002 for “creating an interactive community of famous people,” and won its courtroom battle this week.
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Twitter Loses Patent Ruling, May Have To Go To Trial

Twitter may have to go to trial to defend itself against a patent lawsuit claiming that they infringed upon an idea for an online system for following famous people, if they can’t work something out behind closed doors in the coming week.
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Twitter Tries, And Fails, To Move Patent Lawsuit To San Francisco

Twitter is being sued for patent infringement, and the company is doing all it can to get the case tried in the tech-loving city of San Francisco. In an interesting, albeit ultimately failed, effort, Twitter claimed that because the plaintiff has a Twitter account and had agreed to Twitter’s terms of service, the lawsuit must be tried in the company’s hometown.
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Twitter Being Sued Because It Lets You Follow Celebs

You (unless you’re ashamed to admit it) follow Justin Bieber on Twitter. Or Ashton Kutcher. Or Lady Gaga. The perception that you’re one tweet away from your favorite star, author, musician or CEO is a huge appeal for Twitter, and it is part of the reason its growth exploded over the past two years. But, all this might come to a screeching halt if the company behind a new lawsuit has anything to do with it.

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