Litera Awarded U.S. Patent for Method of Comparison for Annotations Within Documents

MCLEANSVILLE, N.C. -- Litera Technologies announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has awarded the company another comparison technology patent, for a total of 14 patents to date. U.S. Patent 8,732,181 protects Litera's systems and methods for comparing annotations in files to show changes in the annotations at a granular level. Licensed to Litera Corp, the patent now protects the annotation comparison functionality of Litera's Change-Pro products.


Annotations are commonly used to provide important comments about content within Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoints, Excel spreadsheets, and PDFs. They are a crucial element in the overall production of professional content. As such, it is crucial that an organization's comparison software have the ability to compare annotations in multiple file types and at a granular level.

"Accurate comparison of document annotations has never been more important to professionals everywhere," said Paul Domnick, President of Litera. "As the exclusive licensor of this patent, Litera can assure its clients, now more than ever, that the unique and powerful comparison functions in the Change-Pro products are truly best-of-breed."

About Litera

Litera offers a comprehensive content risk management suite of cyber-secure document creation, collaboration, and control technology that provides organizations with unsurpassed content confidence. Litera's patented solutions increase productivity throughout the document lifecycle, and enable more secure and effective collaboration between people, teams and organizations to empower ideas that drive success. Litera solutions offer information workers and mobile professionals the ability to manage their documents and data with a degree of control not available through any other applications on the market. For more information, visit www.litera.com.

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