Amazon.com closer to patenting One-Click in Canada

Posted by Rob Lewis

Amazon.com has won a battle in its legal fight to patent an online payment system in Canada, closing a chapter in its fight over technology that allows shoppers to buy items with one click of their mouse.

The Federal Court overturned a decision by Canada's patent office, which didn't allow the one-click payment method to be patented in this country.

Techvibes contributor Scott Davidson of Bennett Jones covered Amazon's failed One-Click Patent application here in May 2009.

While the court's decision won't affect consumers, it does allow Amazon to return to the patent office and resubmit an application to patent the technology in Canada. If approved, the patent will protect the one-click concept so that it can't be used legally by others unless they license it from Amazon.

Company:
Amazon
Website:
http://www.amazon.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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