BOOKSELLER AMAZON has had 11 patent lawsuits filed against it this year, according to a filing with US financial regulators.
The filing at the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Amazon has increasingly been hauled into court to explain its innovations and support them with documentation.
Complaints range in topic, according to the BBC, and could show how difficult it is for firms to launch new technology and software. That is, if any number of patent troll outfits were not already proving that every day anyway.
Patent complaints filed against Amazon are up three-fold this year, according to the BBC, and take things like the Kindle ebook, cloud computing, storage systems and displaying information on an e-commerce web site under their black-feathered wings.
September appears to have been the worst month for the company, as it had seven separate patent cases filed against it that month. µ
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