USPTO fails again: Google patents gesture unlock/app launch feature
Here's a pretty easy question for the audience: when was the first time you saw a lockscreen app, or OEM customization that offered unlock-to-app launching? If you said that it was before March of 2012, then you might want to try helping out the USPTO in investigating patent filings, because Google was just awarded that patent.
Of course, that sort of system has been widely available through various lockscreen replacement apps for a while, so it doesn't make much sense as to why the USPTO would award this patent. Still, maybe it'll be a new feature that we see with Android 5.0?