Jury Sides With Amazon, Says That One-Click Is Legal

A jury in Delaware Tuesday (Aug. 18) concluded that mega e-tailer Amazon didn’t infringe two online-shopping patents and found that a third had been invalid. The case involved a company called Cordance suing Amazon for patent infringement. Cordance argued that they had described the one-click method back in 1993, some four years before Amazon launched its version.

" After 14 hours of deliberations, following a 10-day trial, the federal jury of four men and four women in Wilmington, Delaware, today rejected Cordance’s claims that Amazon infringed the patents. Cordance sought more than $84 million in damages," said a Bloomberg report. "During the trial, Amazon lawyer Lynn H. Pasahow told jurors that one of the patents wasn’t infringed because Amazon uses one-click ordering, while the patent is for a system involving two clicks."