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Smartphone Motion Patent’s Authors Are Google, Apple Engineers

A quick follow-up on that broad motion-control patent I wrote about Thursday. I haven’t been able to turn up any information on Durham Logistics, the limited liability company to which the patent is assigned, beyond learning that it is managed by another obscure Las Vegas LLC called Memscom. But I have uncovered a bit more about the inventors who wrote it. The first, as I mentioned earlier, is an engineering director at Google (GOOG). And the second?

He’s a hardware engineering manager at Apple (AAPL) working on the iPad.

Which is interesting, right?

Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) are both playing, aggressively–and in Apple’s case, litigiously–in the mobile space in which this patent could become a factor. That the two engineers responsible for it ended up in their employ years later seems more than a little ironic.

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Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work