Turn About

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:19

Ten years ago, Amazon sued Barnes & Noble for allegedly infringing the now-infamous “1-click” patent. This suit created a frenzy among techno-geeks who vomited up a mountain of prior art and vituperative rant in an unsuccessful attempt to invalidate the Amazon patent. Now, Amazon is being sued by Cordance Corp. which has a patent on – you guessed it – a “1-click” ordering system. Cordance claims that its patent predates the Amazon patent. Amazon maintains that the Cordance patent is invalid and is relying on – you guessed it – the very prior art previously asserted against the Amazon patent. We can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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