Patents helping you shop ’til you drop

The holiday season is upon us and moved into full swing that day after Thanksgiving that is commonly known as Black Friday. While no one can tell exactly where that name came from, the cynic inside of me thinks that it has to do with all the black eyes and bruises that you receive while shopping for incredible deals in a setting that can only be described as post-apocalyptic. All to wait in line for hours, waking up at the crack of dawn (anything before 9am is dawn for me), to save $12 on some electronics that are guaranteed to break in 3 months as explicitly stated on the packaging. While Black Friday has come and gone, as has the gentler Cyber Monday, where nerds see who can purchase the newest Call of Duty for the lowest price using a variety of web magic, we can still prepare ourselves for next year’s battle royale with some great patents. Cue the eerie and ominous music!

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