Divisional Application of Amazon's One-Click EP Patent Dismissed in Appeal (T 1244/07)

Amazon's European "one-click" (parent) patent EP 0 927 945 has been revoked in Opposition proceedings due to new matter and lack of inventive step. In the subsequent appeal before the EPO Appeal Board 3.5.01 under experienced Chairman S. Wibergh, this decision was set aside and the case was remitted back to the first instance Opposition Division for examining the third auxiliary request (T 1616/08). Further information on the status of Amazon's one-click patents and the appeal decision T 1616/08 may be obtained here and here. But there also exists the divisional application EP 1 134 680, which has been rejected by the Examining Division and was appealed as well (T 1244/07). The oral appeal proceedings took place on 27 January 2011. According to the minutes, the same Board decided to dismiss the appeal. Apart from the extraordinary option to file a Petition for Review under Art. 112 (a) EPC, the one-click divisional application should now be dead and gone ...Zum vollständigen Artikel


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