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Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement Goes Into Action For ‘Pull To Refresh,' Jelly And Lift Will Adopt The Framework

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http://techcrunch.com – Last year, Twitter announced something it called the Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA), which would keep patents in the hands of the designers and engineers that came up with the technology behind them. What this agreement serves as is a promise to only act on a patent for “defensive purposes.” Anything outside of that scope would need to be signed off on the creator of the patent itself. Here’s how Twitter defines “defensive purposes”: “Defensive purposes means that you can defend yourself should another party try to initiate patent litigation agains (IT news)