Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

"Amazon hasn't replied to questions from El Reg as to what use this patent could be put to, so we consulted the Electronic Frontier Foundation's staff attorney Daniel Nazer, who in March was appointed to the organization's "Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents" chair.

"Sometimes I feel that the patent system is a common sense–free zone," Nazer said. "With the Amazon patent, this wouldn't be a hard patent to design around, but it's completely baffling that a patent on this would issued.""