This article is a casenote that examines the appellate decision in Amazon.com v. Barnesandnoble.com. The first section of the article reviews the history of business method patents and the precedent case of State St. Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Fin. Group, Inc. The second section looks at the history of the Amazon.com case. The final section examines the major developments in business method patents since the Amazon.com case.
Sue Ann Mota, Internet Business Method Patents: The Federal Circuit Vacates the Preliminary Injunction in Amazon.com v. Barnesandnoble.com, 19 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 523 (2001)