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Submission + - Amazon Patents Annotating Books, Digital Works 1

theodp writes: On Tuesday, the USPTO granted Amazon a patent on its Method and System for Providing Annotations of a Digital Work, which covers 'receiving an annotation of the digital work, storing the annotation, and providing the annotation to a user.' This includes annotations received in a graphical or handwriting format, as well as highlighting of text.
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Amazon Patents Annotating Books, Digital Works

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