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Re: Amazon Patents Getting Numbers Off a Check


From: I approved this message
Subject: Re: Amazon Patents Getting Numbers Off a Check
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 06:24:10 -0500

The problem with business method patents is that USPTO isn't so good at
searching the prior art in these fields.

If you think the patent is invalid, why don't you challenge it?






"theodp" <address@hidden> wrote in message
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> Amazon Patents Getting Numbers Off a Check
>
> After two rejections [1], Amazon was granted a patent Tuesday for the
> 'Extraction of bank routing number from information entered by a user'
> [2], which covers the process of obtaining a routing and checking
> account number from information entered by a user from the face of a
> check. The patent application was filed in the week preceding
> 'Amazon's Call for Patent Reform' [3].
>
> [1]
http://pair.uspto.gov/cgi-bin/final/pairsearch.pl?USERCODE=0&searchtype=patent&submission=PatentSearch&patentnumber=6760470
> [2] http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,760,470
> [3] http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,34887,00.html




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