Twitter has patent for "pull to refresh"  MAR 27 2012

Loren Brichter invented the "pull to refresh" interface mechanism for Tweetie, a Twitter app he eventually sold to Twitter. Apparently he patented the idea sometime before the sale, so Twitter now owns the patent.

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Paul Haddad of Tapbot says that Twitter won't enforce the patent but, gosh, where have we heard that before?

Update: A reader pointed out that this is not a patent...it's a patent application that hasn't even been reviewed yet. But it's clearly a novel invention and most likely will be accepted when reviewed. (thx, mike)

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