Lawdit: Court case may change US Patent Law
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Date: 30 Oct 2008 19:43
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Most intellectual property experts say that the effect of the decision will primarily affect those businesses that are either online in nature or in the financial sector, such as tax planning and commodity risk management. An example of an original idea successfully patented is that of Amazon's one-click process used on its websites, which it was granted in 1999 as "a Method and System for Placing a Purchase Order Via a Communications Network." [...] However such patent protection, critics argue, has a negative effect on businesses stifling innovation and economic efficiency. Those backing the decision argue it does the opposite.
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