Amazon wants to patent a bunch of random "done with a drone" type stuff
Except SCOTUS invalidated those kind of combination patents in KSR v Teleflex. You cannot get a patent for doing an old thing in a new way, unless there is something truly innovative.
Except, the patent office is still approving and enforcing those types of patents. Maybe the courts and the guys over there should talk more.
Heck, on slashdot, RIGHT NOW, there is an article about a fight invalidating a patent for a brief sound recording "on the internet" in the form of a podcast having a patent fight.
That court ruling means nothing.