After working for some 2 years as a patent writer, I came to realize that most patents conver such silly ideas! The most obvious things — stuff which you wouldn’t even think had any real significance or value! And yet these very silly ideas are patented by one company, and then used to extract licensing fees from other companies — simply coz those other companies never bothered to patent these silly ideas first. Amazing, the way the world is at times!
Here’s a report on three new patents granted to Amazon. Patents that can have some widespread effects on a lot of other services/ companies. §