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USPTO Convinced By Amazon That Online Gift Giving Patent Is Legit

from the how-amazon-stole-christmas dept

Amazon continues to aggressively pursue variations on its "one-click" patent, even as it is repeatedly held up as an example of how screwed up the patent system has become. In the latest story, found on Slashdot, a patent application for method of buying gifts online was originally rejected under the CAFC's recent Bilski rules because the invention "may be performed largely within the human mind." But the wonders of some sophisticated wordsmithing have apparently won over some at the USPTO. Good thing Santa doesn't have a website, or he might infringe.
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Filed Under: gift giving, one click, patents
Companies: amazon, uspto


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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Nov 2009 @ 3:03pm

    The link calls up a page without any identifying information that associates it with a specific application. Is there a more complete document to take a look at?

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