Up2Speed provided commentary on’s latest patent in “Amazon Patents Order Forms”:

“ Tuesday received a patent for using existing customer records to accelerate the purchase of something online by filling in details, like billing information.”

Maybe I’m not reading this and the original CNET story correctly, but it seems that Amazon has patented pre-filling forms on websites with known user information. Can this be? This is standard operating procedure for websites that follow best practices — must we all start paying royalties to Amazon?