March 14, 2001
Tim O'Reilly's open letter: One-click patent bounty
Author: JT Smith
Tim O'Reilly writes: "In February of last year, I threw down the gauntlet to Jeff Bezos. In an open letter, I told him the Amazon patent on One-Click shopping was not only obvious, it wasn't novel. In addition, I said it was a roadblock to further innovation in the field of e-commerce. After talking with Jeff, I concluded that his claim of innovation had some merit."