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|Wed Mar 15 2006 21:15:52|
Why Does Patent Apply to eBay and Not Amazon?
By: Ina Steiner
|Why Does Patent Apply to eBay and Not Amazon?|
|Sun Mar 19 23:29:23 2006|
...many e-commerce-based web sites have been primarily directed to listing and selling those items which are easily classified and catalogued, such as, automobiles, books, music CD's, clothing, shoes, and others. One example of such a website is Amazon. com, at the URL http://www. amazon. com. Amazon. com is well known for its extensive online catalogue of books. This is driven, in part, by the need to provide a standard set of product descriptors which might be easily programmed into a database from which information is subsequently extracted for presentation via a web page interface. As a result, many items, which cannot be easily described, do not as readily lend themselves to inclusion in a structured database from which their information could be easily extracted and categorized for presentation to a potential buyer. In particular, where a buyer is interested in the provision of both a product and associated services, current e-commerce web sites are incapable of accurately communicating accurate and targeted inquiries and offers between buyers and sellers.
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