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Amazon Patents the Milkman

theodp (442580) writes | about a year and a half ago

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theodp (442580) writes "Got Milk? Got Milk Delivery Patent? Perhaps unfamiliar with the concept of the Milkman, the USPTO has granted Amazon.com a patent for the Recurring Delivery of Products , an idea five Amazon inventors came up with to let customers schedule product deliveries to their doorsteps or mailboxes on a recurring basis, without needing to submit a new order every time. 'For instance,' the filing explains, 'a customer may request delivery of one bunch of bananas every week and two gallons of milk every two weeks.'"

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It's official... (1)

bobthesungeek76036 (2697689) | about a year and a half ago | (#42835257)

The USPTO has no signs of life...
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