It appears that the well-known Amazon "One-Click" patent has been successfully challenged in a re-examination by the USPTO. This patent has always intrigued me for two reasons:
- I've never been able to see anything in it that warranted a patent
- The One-Click patent references two of my patents (5204897,5260999)and I've never been able to figure out why there was any connection between my patents and the "One-Click" patent...
Now, I think we'll all be better off without this patent on the books -- but, I'll miss the links. Hopefully, when people see that it was possible for someone to challenge this patent and have it modified, they'll be encouraged to challenge more of them.