[This is just plain terrible news][link]. It’s the software equivalent of someone having a patent on “cash-only.” It’s a technology (and I hesitate to even call it a technology) so completely obvious that it makes the entire patent system look ridiculous by it’s inclusion.
This re-exam sticks us with another 4 years of the [legal][bnn] [strong-arming][appl] of companies and people who try to make internet shopping experiences better.
[link]: http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/03/amazons_1-click_patent_confirmed_following_re-exam.html “Amazon.com’s 1-Click patent confirmed following re-exam”
[bnn]: http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-231798.html “Amazon.com sues Barnes and Noble over 1-click”
[appl]: http://news.cnet.com/Apple-licenses-Amazons-1-Click/2100-1017_3-245879.html “Apple Licenses Amazon.com’s 1-click patent”