Tuesday, October 24, 2006

IBM's patents

Just heard that IBM Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Amazon.com. I am really curious to know these patents refer to what applications Amazon has done. The following is my guess:
"Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service" -- web application or web services or Amazon E-Commerce Service (ECS)?
"Storing Data in an Interactive Network" -- database or Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)?
"Presenting Advertising in an Interactive Service" -- all the Ads on the web?
"Adjusting Hypertext Links with Weighted User Goals and Activities" -- personalized recommendations?
"Ordering Items Using an Electronic Catalogue" -- the whole Amazon website?