Correction, 10:50 a.m. PDT: This story gave an incorrect date for the filing of the patent. It was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 1999.
Update: 2:10 p.m. To include Discovery's reasons for owning e-book patent.
Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, has filed a complaint against Amazon.com alleging that some security and copy protection features in the Kindle and Kindle 2 violate the company's patents.
In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Discovery has asked for … Read more