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(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
patents, reviewers, rewards

Companies:
amazon



Amazon Patents Recognizing Top Reviewers

from the non-obvious? dept

theodp writes "Seems there really isn't anything you can't patent these days. It took seven-and-a-half years, but the USPTO awarded patent reformer Amazon.com a patent Tuesday for its invention of Creating an Incentive to Author Useful Item Reviews, aka Top Reviewers, a program that rewards those who have written as many as 17,308 free reviews with a free virtual 'badge'."

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