The most commonly used feature of our web-based software is officially granted a patent today. I was one of three developers who worked on this feature. My responsibility was to come up with the UI design and develop it. The summary on the patent says,
A method on a computer for providing critical chain-based project management is disclosed. The method includes receiving at least one project plan for a project comprising a plurality of task and calculating a task priority for each...
The summary goes on and on… in other words, I created something very complex and we don’t want anyone else stealing our ideas.
*update: If you want to read the entire summary, I now have a framed plaque with the patent to show you! Yay!