Amazon's 'One-Click' Is Patentable: Canadian Court

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A Canadian federal court has overturned a federal patent commissioner’s ruling that Inc. could not patent its “one-click” order system designed for online shopping.

Justice Michael Phelan of the Federal Court of Canada on Thursday determined that Amazon’s process, which stores address and payment information in the vendor’s computer system so repeat customers can buy items with a “single click,” was patentable after all.

The ruling was entered in a dispute that has been drawn out for a decade. The online retailer originally filed its...
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