Amazon Wins Lawsuit Saying It Didn't Infringe On One Click Patent (A Different One)

from the keep-it-straight-now dept

You probably recall that Amazon holds a rather infamous patent, on one-click ordering online, that has been involved in a fair amount of controversy (and ongoing review). However, less well-known was that, back in 2006, another company, Cordance, claimed that it actually held a patent on one-click ordering and sued Amazon for violating its patent. I hadn’t heard much else about the case since, but Michael Scott alerts us to the news that Amazon has won the lawsuit, after a jury found that the company didn’t infringe on two of the patents in question, and that the third patent was invalid. The key to victory? Apparently, Amazon explained that the patents in question actually described a process that involved two clicks rather than one.

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Chronno S. Trigger (profile) says:

one click?

I don’t know how the one click works. Don’t you have to tell it what payment method you have to use and what address you want it shipped to and what shipping method you need? And of course, they need to attempt to sell you their credit card. And you initially have to click on the link to the item you wish to one click purchase. How is that one click?

ChurchHatesTucker (profile) says:

Re: one click?

You fill out the form beforehand. So when you’re on the site it’s, er, several clicks, but THEN you SUBMIT the order with ONE CLICK(tm) and that’s totally different than anything anybody would have come up with ever.

Yeah, I don’t know how they sleep at night either. Prolly just wipe their tears with dollar bills….

:Lobo Santo (profile) says:

Re: one click?

With an up-to-date customer database; pre-recorded “use this credit card” info, no validation of shipping address (or rather, inline clickless address verification, and provided the customer is already logged in; then a one-click “Buy Now” operation could be quite seamless, as well as literally being ‘One Click.’

[ sarcasm ]
I personally think the creators of OC should sue Amazon over their One Click patent–ya know, for trademark infringement.
[ /sarcasm ]

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