Amazon one-click patent struck down

Glyn sez, "The infamous one-click patent owned by Amazon has finally been proven invalid. The USPTO has rejected many of the broadest claims of the patent following the re-examination request by blogger Peter Calveley. You can track Peter's steps to make this happen on his blog, he sums up his efforts in his last blog post."

In a recent office action, the USPTO has rejected the claims of the Amazon.com one-click patent following the re-examination request that I filed on 16 February 2006.

My review resulted in the broadest claims of the patent being ruled invalid.

In its Office Action released 9 October 2007, the Patent Office found that the prior art I found and submitted completely anticipated the broadest claims of the patent, U.S. Patent No. 5,960,411.

I had only requested the USPTO look at claims 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21 and 22 but the Office Action rejects claims 11-26 and claims 1-5 as well!

Amazon has the opportunity to respond to the Patent Office's rejection, but third party requests for reexamination, like the one I filed, result in having the subject patent either modified or completely revoked about 2/3 of the time.

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(Thanks, Glyn!)

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