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Discovery files Kindle patent suit against Amazon

Discovery Communications has filed a patent infringement suit against Amazon.com stating that features of Amazon's electronic book Kindle and Kindle 2, violate the company's own patent. The suit states that Discovery Communications and John S. Hendricks developed digital content and delivery services in the 1990s and Hendricks invented secure encrypted systems for the selection, transmission and sale of electronic books.
March 18, 2009

Discovery Communications has filed a patent infringement suit against Amazon.com stating that features of Amazon’s electronic book Kindle and Kindle 2, violate the company’s own patent. The suit states that Discovery Communications and John S. Hendricks developed digital content and delivery services in the 1990s and Hendricks invented secure encrypted systems for the selection, transmission and sale of electronic books.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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