Business Method Patents in the E-Commerce World

With the advent of the Internet, business method patents became popular, though, initially controversial. United States (U.S.) courts and the U.S. Patent Office have held that business methods are patentable as any other process or method. These business method patents can be a great asset for electronic commerce and the global economy. One of such patents is the Amazon "1-click" patent explained in this article.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is a business method patent?
What is an example of a business patent in the U.S.?
What was the controversy with the Amazon's "1-Click" patent?
What was the final decision in this case?


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