The Truly Brilliant Design - the Selfie Stick

January 23, 2015

Whence the Selfie Stick?

As proof of its success, look no further than the intellectual property lawsuits and contentious legal policies that have sprung up around it.

As New York Mag recently reported, the holder of US patent #7,684,694—a Toronto inventor named Wayne Fromm—is on a mission to litigate the numerous "knockoffs" of his decade-old patent for a Apparatus for supporting a camera and method for using the apparatus. The patent is one of the earliest I was able to find in the US Patent and Trademark Office's archives, filed in 2005: