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We have to remember that the patent system exists for the benefit of the public, not the inventor. The opportunity to profit from exclusive use of something (that can otherwise be duplicated at essentially zero cost) presumably motivates people to innovate. And society benefits. So the question we should be asking is: "Would Amazon (or Phil) have developed one-click ordering without the possibility of a patent?" With this and other obvious-in-20-minutes-to-the-first-capable-person-to-face-the-problem "innovations", the answer is clearly yes. How can we codify such a common-sense test into patent law? That's the real issue.