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Patent Office to Review Amazon Click Patent

May 19, 2006|From the Associated Press

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reexamining Amazon.com Inc.'s patent for "one-click" online shopping at the request of a New Zealand actor who says he's upset over slow book delivery.

Peter Calveley sought the reconsideration in documents filed in February, pointing out that a patent for similar technology was issued in March 1998, about 18 months before Amazon's.

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