Twitter Launches Employee-Friendly Patent Framework

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Twitter Inc. said Tuesday that its newly issued patent covering its ubiquitous pull-down-to-refresh feature will be covered by the "Innovators Patent Agreement," a type of patent assignment agreement that gives inventors greater control over how their employers may use their patents.

Twitter said it was using the first version of the IPA on U.S. Patent Number 8,448,084, which covers a method allowing Twitter users to refresh their feeds by scrolling down on a mobile device with their finger. The IPA was unveiled by Twitter last year...
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