Monday, May 9, 2011

The "buy now" button

This is also known as the "One Click" patent from Amazon, and affects making purchases by clicking a "buy now" button:

5,960,411

"A method and system for placing an order to purchase an item via the Internet. ... In response to the selection of the order button, the client system sends to the server system a request to purchase the identified item."

Issued September 28, 1999. This won't expire until 2019.

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