Keywords:  Native Concepts,  PenUltimate X1, Infringement, lawsuit, copyright violation

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By Native Concepts  ( and

Rules of Kickstarter, that they do not follow themselves –
Don’t break the law. Don’t take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.

“Native Concepts”  did  

  1. Don’t lie to people. Don’t post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don’t do anything deceptive or fraudulent.

“Native Concepts”  did

  1. Don’t offer prohibited items. Don’t offer any rewards that are illegal, violate any of Kickstarter’s policies, rules(*), or guidelines, or violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation.

“Native Concepts”  did


  1. Projects that share things that already exist, or repackage a previously-created product, without adding anything new or aiming to iterate on the idea in any way.


Kikstarter was informed on violation, “Native Concepts” people were informed.  BUT 
Kickstarter continued to promote project despite on its own message “[Kickstarter] Re: Your project is the subject of an intellectual property dispute and has been hidden”, and  Native Concepts continued to promote its’ “project” sharing things that already exist, to iterating on the idea, lying to Kikstarter’s visitors and promoting the concept as “revolution” asking for money.

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PenUltimate® X1 | An Advanced Ergonomic Pen + Sculpture

The goal was to reinvent an everyday object. The pen seemed ideal. Traditional pens are held awkwardly and don't accommodate the anatomy of the hand, wrist or forearm. Writing instruments we use on a daily basis are effective, but primitive. The relatively standard design of the pen emerged 220 years ago and hasn't changed since.
What if we were to throw away the conventional pen and create something new from the ground up? After we asked that question, the inherited design of the traditional pen began to seem unsophisticated. Perhaps we've simply grown accustom to it?

But why? We live in a world filled with incredibly talented creators and designers. Why has the design of the pen, a crucially important instrument and essentially just a writing nib attached to stick, persisted for so long? Why has the traditional pen never been rethought? Is the pen simply so familiar that we no longer look to innovate it?
Well, we wanted to give it a try, so we started from scratch. PenUltimate's design was inspired simply by what would work best with the human form. Your anatomy dictated the shape, weight, material and contouring of PenUltimate X1. Every other pen starts from an overly simple and inherently flawed design. When designing PenUltimate, we started from you.

Strategic use of PenUltimate's weight gives your wrist a greater range of motion. In brief explanation: ballpoint pens dispense ink when downward pressure isapplied to push back a small, metal ball creating a vacuum which then sucks ink from the pen's reservoir. When you squeeze your fingers together and press to dispense ink from a traditional ballpoint, it makes it more difficult to turn the wrist freely. This tension is due to small, tensed muscles around the carpals (fragile bones in the wrist). Wrist tension creates fatigue in addition to a myriad of problems that negatively impact even the occasional writer, it's an incredibly susceptible area of our anatomy. (See for yourself!Squeeze your thumb, pointer and middle finger together and rotate your wrist back and forth, that unpleasant constriction you're feeling is avoidable. Now, open your fingers and turn your wrist. You'll notice a big difference. For 220 years, we've been doing it wrong!)
Revolutionary technology contained within a beautiful and intriguing form.
PenUltimate’s proprietary asymmetrical design is perfectly balanced in the hand. Hold it once and that statement will make sense. There has never been a better balanced writing instrument. Additionally, PenUltimate X1 secures the pointer finger’s knuckle, allowing forgreater stability (particularly when attempting to draw straight lines). Traditional pens must be held on a slant that leans away from the inside of the hand. PenUltimate’s grip allows the pen tip to align straight with the pointer finger, it feels more natural because it is more natural.
This same grip technology prevents PenUltimate from being top heavy. Yes, every pen you've ever used is top heavy. Squeezing a traditional pen at the grip creates a fulcrum at the point where the fingers meet. Over 90% of a traditional pen's weight is unsupported, that weight works to pry your fingers apart, not optimal design by any means.

PenUltimate X1 is a different writing instrument. It’s unusual to be sure, but it’s simply better than the tools we’ve grown accustomed to. Our goal is to change the way you write and to change the way you interact with the written wordPenUltimate X1 will certainly make you write better, our hope is that it inspires you.


Native Concepts is a design collective based in New York City and founded by three first generation Americans. We welcome anyone with a passion for creating to collaborate with us regardless of origin, experience, education or expertise. If you think we can help you with your project or if you want to comment on ours, please email us! We're design junkies!


"PenUltimate X1 is a different writing instrument...." Really is it? See below:


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