Last time I posted here I addressed Bardfinn's completely unsubstantiated claims of having 30+ years of experience as a Nazi hunter researching and tracking down white supremacists and anti-semites. No evidence whatsoever to be found or provided for that claim. Today I am going to address yet another one of his many self-inflating claims. As some of you know, Bardfinn claims to be the owner of a highly profitable patent that has allowed him to retire early and to devote all his time to censoring Reddit - because clearly such a gifted hacker couldn't find anything better to do with his free time. Bardfinn claims that this alleged patent was for a piece of technology that is used in every smartphone today. In a demented that was removed from /r/worldnews Bardfinn once wrote:
I have a Master's and a Ph.D. I literally invented a technology that's in the device you're using right now, and retired off the royalties. You paid me for the privilege of being in the forum where I'm insulting you.
I (and others) fact-checked Bardfinn's claim of being a patent owner at the US Patent Office database and suffice to say there is no evidence of anyone named "Steven Joel Akins" or anyone named "Penelope Varity Oaken" being the owner of any US patent at all, let alone the supposed smartphone technology that Bardfinn referred to in the above Reddit post:
To conclude, Bardfinn's claim that he's the owner of a patent for technology that is used in every smartphone device today is completely unsubstantiated.
Now if for some reason I am wrong and this supposed patent does exist (for example, if it was registered in a country other than the US), I would definitely like to see it, so if you do find it please pass it along to me.