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Business Model vs. Software Patent

From: Reza Roboubi <reza@requestfinder.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 23:21:07 -0700
Message-ID: <3F597CD3.679741B4@requestfinder.com>
To: public-web-plugins@w3.org

Software patents seem much easier to work around, than business model
patents.  The former must describe a precise methodology for doing

The latter on the other hand, control customer experience. For
instance, the Amazon 1-Click patent, would stop others from providing
the same customer experience.  That is, regardless of the technical
_methodology_ used to provide that customer experience.

To what extent, can such a "plug-in" patent be used as a B-M patent,
hence controlling the _entire_ idea of embedded, interactive,
"thinggies" on the web?  (Scary thought!)

Received on Saturday, 6 September 2003 02:12:53 UTC

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