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Amazon One-Click Patent invalidated

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After a long work in that area, the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) has finally succeeded to get a court to invalidate Amazon's One-Click Patent.

In the press release, the FFII representatives explain how the patent has been invalidated in two steps: first, the current claims were invalidated on the basis of lack of an inventive step, thus allowing Amazon to postulate new claims. However, these claims were dismissed as an infringement of Art. 123 EPC, revoking the patent in its entirety.

The entire debate is a clear sign that clarification of the EPC provisions would improve the situation of legal uncertainty which most legal systems are currently suffering.

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