[Discussioni]FYI: brevetto europeo per amazon

Alessandro Rubini rubini a ar.linux.it
Mar 19 Ago 2003 10:56:03 CEST

L'EPO ha ratificato il brevetto one-click di amazon. 

Testo completo del comunicato di ffii:


> FFII News -- For Immediate Release -- Please Redistribute
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>                  Amazon Ordering Method Patented in Europe
>                              Munich 2003/08/18
>                            For immediate Release
>    The European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich has recently granted a
>    patent to Amazon which covers all computerised methods of
>    automatically delivering a gift to a third party. This patent is a
>    descendant of the famous "Amazon One Click Patent" granted in the USA,
>    but with a broader claim scope than the original US version. In 2001
>    the original Amazon Patent Application was withdrawn and replaced with
>    two new applications, of which one has meanwhile been granted while
>    the other is still pending. The Munich-based Foundation for a Free
>    Information Infrastructure (FFII) found these facts during routine
>    research for a documentation named "Why Amazon One-Click Shopping is
>    Patentable under the Proposed EU Software Patent Directive". The
>    documentation shows that the EPO has created its own rules to
>    systematically grant thousands of US-style patents on algorithms and
>    business methods, and that the proposed EU Software Patent Directive
>    currently under discussion in the European Parliament would impose
>    exactly these EPO rules on Europe's national courts. Yet even the FFII
>    appeared surprised to find that the EPO granted Amazon a patent of
>    this breadth.
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