This story about Amazon.com losing a patent fight…

October 18th, 2007

the one right here

…reminds me how much I hate web-based patents.

NOTHING on the web should be patentable.

Should you be able to protect specific intellectual property? Yes.

Should you be able to patent the mere idea of a drop down menu or launching a music file by clicking on it?

No.

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  • 1. Nick  |  October 18th, 2007 at 9:53 am

    The US PTO has lost sight of the most important requirement for a patent.

    Novelty

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