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• Fascinating story in the Sydney Morning Herald about how Peter Calveley, a 36-year-old New Zealander, may have successfully challenged’s 1-Click patent. Amazon has long claimed exclusive rights to the process that allows shoppers to buy products with just one click of their mouse button, and even has licensed the product to other companies. But now, the Morning Herald writes, “in response to Calveley's request to re-examine the intellectual property, the US Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) has just handed down a decision rejecting all but five of Amazon's 26 claims to the patent.” Calveley, who is not a lawyer, reportedly did voluminous research to challenge the patents.

Amazon, which has the right to appeal, has said it will respond to the rulings by early December.
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