Amazon One-Click Patent Struck Down

The US patent office has ruled that enough prior art anticipated the one-click patent to rule a number of the major claims invalid.  Perhaps we should chalk up another win to Eric Maskin!

I’m pleased that the Amazon patent was ruled invalid but insufficient attention to prior art is not the main problem with current patent law.  Patent law needs to change so that patents would be ruled invalid or given much shorter lengths if they do not involve large, sunk costs.


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