May 14, 2001
Japan set to reject Amazon patent
Author: JT Smith
Shocking, but true: A patent organization doesn't believe that Amazon ever had a lock on "one click" online shopping. Japan's patent office notified the Seattle-based Internet retailer last November that it had reason to reject its patent. The office found evidence that others had the idea and concept of "one click" long before Amazon did. The company has a few days left to respond before that patent is rejected. Full story at IDG.net.