USPTO Issues Gift Delivery Patent To Amazon
from the one-click-away dept
theodp writes “Will Santa be slapped with an injunction this Christmas? More than eight years after it was originally filed, the USPTO officially issued a patent to Amazon Tuesday for Coordinating the delivery of a gift, the invention of CEO Jeff Bezos. The patent, which was rejected three times by the USPTO and questioned by the press, is a continuation-in-part of Amazon’s infamous 1-Click patent.” The patent is designed to help fill in the blanks if someone left important delivery info blank in ordering a gift for someone. However, it’s not at all clear why this should receive patent protection.
Comments on “USPTO Issues Gift Delivery Patent To Amazon”
Oh come on…Someone should investigate the Review Committee and see how much Amazon stock is owned among the group.
Next thing you know, Amazon will get a patent for inventing the internet.
Too late… Al Gore did that years ago :p
Re: Re: Amazon's
Re Al Gore, youve obviously drank the kool-aid, but if you want a reality check, he basically DID CREATE the internet.
As a politician your job is to approve or deny funding and pass laws. He approved funding for the DARPA Net/Internet project, and therefore is completely able to claim that he did.
If he cant do that, then no politician can take credit for any project they approve being successful.
I dont think anyone with a brain thinks he meant that actually designed the protocols and developed the hardware to push packets. Do they?
Broken patent system
Just another prime example of how broken our patent system is. What the hell happened to not being able to patent things that are just logical and not innovative.
Re: Broken patent system
So true. It’s beyond broke, and needs to be overhauled.