Will Amazon Wordsmith 1-Click Patent Back From The Dead?
from the looking-that-way dept
theodp writes "By merely adding six words suggested to them by the USPTO (and changing the word 'a' to 'the'), attorneys for Amazon.com are claiming to have out-finessed the do-it-yourself lawyering efforts of LOTR actor Peter Calveley and have now instructed the USPTO to reinstate ALL of the 1-Click patent claims that were rejected in October as a result of Calveley's reexam request." And that, ladies and gentleman, is a reminder of just how difficult it really is to invalidate a patent. As we said back when people were celebrating the initial rejection of one-click claims, this story is far from over -- and the advantage always goes to the patent holder.