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Amazon's Winding Course Through the Patent Jungle 13

ericjones12398 writes "On one hand, Amazon is not exactly short on patents themselves. The 'non-exhaustive list' on the company's site is a tidy little bundle of e-commerce IP, with a few questionable software patents — including a 1-click buying method, a Lodsys-baiting in-app purchasing method and a social networking patent, all of which have achieved a somewhat notorious reputation. Indeed, the last fiscal year was as significant for Amazon's litigation as for the company's behind-closed-doors acquisitions."
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Amazon's Winding Course Through the Patent Jungle

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  • Cliffhanger (Score:4, Informative)

    by ceoyoyo (59147) on Monday August 13, 2012 @12:39PM (#40974455)

    And on the other hand?

    *Skims the article*

    Oh, the "other hand" seems to be talking about patents the author thinks Amazon would like to have. So not really the other hand at all.

    I'm not going to comment on whether Internet journalism has decreased the quality of information in news articles, but it certainly seems to have decreased the quality of writing.

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