• Canadian Patent Appeal Board Rejects Amazon's "One-Click" Business Method Patent
  • May 28, 2009 | Author: Conor D. M. McCourt
  • Law Firm: Torys LLP - Toronto Office
  • The Canadian Patent Appeal Board recently rejected Amazon.com, Inc.'s patent application for a "one-click" online shopping feature. The Amazon application relates to the placement of an online order that allows purchasers to buy a product from an Internet website with a single click. The corresponding U.S. patent was issued in 1999, but the Canadian application has been pending since 1998. After being rejected in 2004 by the examiner at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Amazon appealed to the Patent Appeal Board.