In 2006 it was re-examined on the basis that there was prior work. THIS IS STILL INSANE AND IDIOTIC!!!
ONE CLICK CHECKOUT IS AN OBVIOUS PROCESS. ONLY A HALF RETARDED PATENT OFFICE EMPLOYEE WHO HAS NEVER USED THE INTERNETS WOULD EVEN CONSIDER GRANTING SUCH A BALLSY CLAIM TO AN OBVIOUS ADVANCE.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued US 5960411 for this technique to Amazon.com in September 1999.
On May 12, 2006, the USPTO ordered a reexamination of the "One-Click" patent, based on a request filed by Peter Calveley. Calveley cited as prior art an earlier e-commerce patent and the Digicash electronic cash system.
On October 9, 2007, the USPTO issued an office action in the reexamination which confirmed the patentability of claims 6 to 10 of the patent. The patent examiner, however, rejected claims 1 to 5 and 11 to 26. In November 2007, Amazon responded by amending the broadest claims (1 and 11) to restrict them to a shopping cart model of commerce. They have also submitted several hundred references for the examiner to consider. In March 2010, the revised patent was confirmed.
In Europe, a patent application on the 1-Click ordering was filed with the European Patent Office, but was never granted.
One problem with ceteris paribus based 'folk wisdom' is that it's an oxymoron. If common folks had wisdom then we wouldn't have needed a Constitutional Republic.
The riff raff cannot be expected to understand nuance and ironic humor.
Many look up the word troll on a site most likely authored by one and/or find some simplistic and literalist definition to then enable themselves to troll the internet in a desperate cry for attention.
I think they realize that 'they are all in it together' and that one hand scratches anothers back.
Perhaps someone doing the same work at the RIAA comes across something which would interest a personal friend and professional contact over at the MPIA. It's also probably a good excuse to write off a business lunch.
I for one love getting out of the office as much as possible. Here at NBCU we can check out a golf cart and nosh over at Universal Studio Walk next door.