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Twitter Awarded Patent on Tweeting

Posted: Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 @ 9:00 am | Written by Renee C. Quinn | 48 comments
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Posted in: IP News, IPWatchdog.com Articles, Patents, Renee Quinn, Social Media, Social Networking, Technology & Innovation, Twitter, USPTO

By now you are probably aware that on March 19, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,401,009 to Twitter, and more specifically to Jack Dorsey and Christopher Isaac Stone. The Twitter patent is titled: Device Independent Message Distribution Platform. In other words, Twitter was awarded a patent on “Tweeting”!

Now those of you who know me and have read my posts in the past, know that I am not a patent attorney myself (although I am married to one who is rather well known).  Rather, I am a social media strategist — sometimes called The Social Media Diva™ — who uses Twitter and other social media platforms to assist my clients in their online marketing strategies. Quite frequently we will feature posts that analyze the technologies of an issued patent from the IP attorney perspective.  We thought it would be fun for me to analyze this patent from a non-attorney standpoint as it pertains to social media platforms as a whole.

For the patent professionals who are reading you may find it interesting to see the complete file history for the Twitter patent.



Follow Friday – The International IP Edition

Posted: Friday, Aug 24, 2012 @ 7:30 am | Written by Gene Quinn | Comments Off
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Posted in: Gene Quinn, IP News, IPWatchdog.com Articles, Social Media, Twitter

Twitter users are no doubt familiar with the familiar “#FF” followed by a number of names.  ”#FF” stands for “Follow Friday.”  On Fridays many Twitter users will suggest who others should follow by tweeting with the hashtag #FF.  This can be a great way to find interesting feeds to follow that you might otherwise never have known about.

Last Friday I wrote about a handful of U.S. government Twitter accounts that relate to innovation and various intellectual property issues.  Today I give you 10 great Twitter accounts to follow if you are interested in staying up on intellectual property around the world, with a heavy emphasis on Europe and Australia because those are the primary jurisdictions that speak English.

Of course, you can follow me on Twitter @ipwatchdog.



Intellectual Property Follow Friday – The U.S. Government Edition

Posted: Friday, Aug 17, 2012 @ 7:20 am | Written by Gene Quinn | 1 Comment »
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Posted in: Gene Quinn, IP News, IPWatchdog.com Articles, Social Media, Twitter

If you are a user of Twitter you have probably seen more than a few tweets, always on Friday’s, using “#FF” followed by a number of names.  ”#FF” stands for “Follow Friday.”  On Fridays many Twitter users will suggest who others should follow by tweeting with the hashtag #FF.

For me Twitter is about news and information.  It is one of the ways that I keep my finger on the pulse of what is happening, so I put a premium on those who convey information, but don’t like following people who tweet constantly all day every day.

Periodically I will take a moment to provide a list of those who I think you might find it useful to follow.  Today’s “follow Friday” recommendations focus on those in the U.S. government who tweet about innovation and intellectual property, with a focus on those who are lesser-known, at least based on the number of Twitter followers.

Of course, you can follow me on Twitter @ipwatchdog.



Follow Friday: IP Tweeters You Should Follow on Twitter

Posted: Friday, Aug 19, 2011 @ 7:20 am | Written by Gene Quinn | 2 comments
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Posted in: Attorneys, Blogs & Websites, Gene Quinn, IP News, IPWatchdog.com Articles, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter

If you are a user of Twitter you have probably seen more than a few tweets using “#FF” followed by a number of names.  #FF stands for “Follow Friday.”  On Fridays many Twitter users will suggest who others should follow by tweeting with the hashtag #FF.  If this is gobbledygook to you where have you been?  Twitter is a great way to stay up to day with news and information from the sources that you like the most.  You need to get on the Twitter bandwagon and give it a try!

For me Twitter is about news and information.  It is the way daily keep my finger on the pulse of what is happening, so I put a premium on those who convey information.   Of course, you can follow me @ipwatchdog and Renee @ipwatchdog_too.

Below are some of my favorites, who in my humble opinion are excellent people to follow on Twitter.