Friday, November 23, 2007

Amendments forthcoming to Amazon's one-click patent?

Claims of Amazon's US Patent number 5,960,411, "method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network," may be undergoing amendment in re-examination.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

According to documents lodged in the aftermath of an adverse ruling handed down last month by the US Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO), Amazon has proposed amendments to its claim over the famous 1 Click patent.

Those changes, according to Auckland-based Peter Calveley, amounts to a narrowing down of claims over the patented payments process, leaving it open to many more people to use or adapt for use.

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