USPTO Re-Examines Amazon “One-Click” Patent

Law360, New York (May 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After losing his patience over an “annoyingly slow” book delivery, a New Zealand actor has convinced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to revisit Amazon.com Inc.’s “one-click” business method patent for online shopping, which offers pre-registered users the convenience of purchasing items with one click of the mouse.

Actor Peter Calveley filed documents with the USPTO in February urging the organization to take another look at the patent, claiming related technology was issued in March 1998 and released about 18 months before Amazon’s was introduced....
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