Adding Plural Layer Of Rights Or Limitations By Other Than The Original Producer Patents (Class 705/903)
  • Patent number: 9009077
    Abstract: Metering is enabled through an arrangement in which a metering certificate is communicated to a mobile device using an over-the-air protocol. A metering trigger provides the metering certificate that includes a location to which metering data is posted by the mobile device and a public key of a public-private key pair, or alternatively provides a link to such metering certificate. A metering helper passes the metering certificate to a DRM system on the mobile device which collects metering data associated with the metering ID and uses the public key to encrypt the metering data into a metering challenge. The metering helper posts the metering challenge to the location. The metering service extracts the metering data from the metering challenge using a private key and generates a metering response that is received by the metering helper which prompts the DRM system to reset at least a portion of a data store in which the metering data is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Lau, Scott Plette, Clifford P. Strom, Alex McKelvey, Jonathan Billings
  • Patent number: 8825846
    Abstract: A proactive intellectual property enforcement system is disclosed. File sharing services may be disrupted by uploading a collection of multiple modified versions of a media file. The collection of modified copies may each include a distinct portion of modified and unmodified content. However, even though each modified copy includes a distinct variation of modified and unmodified content, the set of modified files are constructed such that some common portion (or portions) of the media file are always created as the modified version. Thus, a complete, unmodified copy of the media title cannot be reconstructed from the set of modified copies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Max Goncharov
  • Patent number: 8677430
    Abstract: A content rental system includes one data store for storing rental content. The content rental system also includes a content server for transferring content to one viewing device based upon a received request. The content server is further configured to authorize the transfer of the content from the viewing device to another viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, Mihailo Despotovic, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 8494964
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for managing limited-use software on a host computer having an operating system is disclosed. A software application can be installed in the operating system as a virtualized application using light weight virtualization technology. Rights usage information for the software application is received, the rights usage information comprising a rule describing permitted use of the software application on the host computer. A determination is made whether to enable the virtualized application based at least in part on the rights usage information. Responsive to the determination, the virtualized application is enabled to be executed on the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Jordan Sanderson
  • Patent number: 8468098
    Abstract: A system and method for managing use of items having usage rights associated therewith. The system includes an activation device adapted to issue a software package having a public and private key pair, the public key being associated with a user, a license device adapted to issue a license, a usage device adapted to receive the software package, receive the license and allow the user to access the item in accordance with the license, and a subscription managing device adapted to maintain a subscription list including the public key associated with the user. License's is issued by the license device upon verifying presence of the public key in the subscription list corresponding to requested content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillermo Lao, Thanh Ta
  • Patent number: 8463708
    Abstract: A method and system for secure distribution of digital content, using a disintegration tool under control of a distributor of the digital content to divide the digital content into protected and unprotected segments, delivering the unprotected segments to the customer along with installation software and identification information. The segments to be protected are modified using the identification information on the distribution medium and hardware information unique to a particular customer device. Upon communication of this information from the customer device, the modified segments are sent to the customer device for integration with the unprotected segments to generate a modified digital content operable only on the particular customer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Vatari Corporation
    Inventor: Marek Pesl
  • Patent number: 8416983
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for placing a time stamp in a remotely applied watermark is disclosed. The method permits a time stamp of high resolution to be added remotely while minimizing the number of bits necessary in the time stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuriacose Joseph
  • Patent number: 8412644
    Abstract: Usage rights for a digital work are established prior to creation of the corresponding content. The rights can be associated with the content after the content is created. A content creation, such as a video recorder or a still camera, device can store labels of the rights and can associate usage rights with content in real time as the content is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Raley, Edgardo Valenzuela, Bijan Tadayon, Aram Nahidipour, Xin Wang, Guillermo Lao, Thanh Ta
  • Patent number: 8392333
    Abstract: A method for providing protected content, wherein content usage rights information and/or usage state information is embedded into obtained primary data that serves as a basis for a content item to be provided thereby providing the primary data with the embedded content usage rights information and/or usage state information as the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Paul Szucs
  • Patent number: 8321673
    Abstract: A digital Rights Management (DRM), and particularly an apparatus and method of authentication between DRM agents for moving Rights Object (RO) is provided, whereby RO and contents can be moved between DRM agents after a simple authentication therebetween using specific authentication information received from a Rights Issuer (RI), in case where the RO is moved in a user domain or among a plurality of DRM agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Seung-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 8220059
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for generating a rights object (RO) by reauthorization. The method includes a second device mutually authenticating a first device, which received the first authorization information from a right issuer (RI), receiving a first RO from the first device, receiving a second authorization information from the first device, generating a third authorization information based on the second authorization information, changing the first RO to a second RO using the second authorization information, and transmitting the third authorization information and the second RO to an unauthorized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-gyeong Kang, Jae-won Lee
  • Patent number: 8175976
    Abstract: In a data providing server 1101, whether or not specified compressed content data D51 generated by means of a specified compression coding method corresponding to terminal identification information has been stored in a content database 1113 is detected, according to content specifying data D53 transmitted from a portable dedicated terminal 1104. If the specified compressed content data D51 has been stored, the data providing server 1101 reads and transmits this to the portable dedicated terminal 1104. And if the specified compressed content data D51 has not been stored, the data providing server 1101 generates the specified compressed content data D51 by means of the specified compression coding method, and transmits this to the portable dedicated terminal 1104. Thereby, the specified compressed content data D51 generated by means of a specified decoding method can be properly provided to the portable dedicated terminal 1104, and the user can easily view a content based on the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Fukushima, Hajime Fujii, Hiroshi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8131645
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided for the gifting between multiple electronic devices of media content provided by an online digital media provider. An offer and acceptance of a selected gift file is accomplished between a gifter device and a receiving giftee device using a near-field communication (NFC) connection. If a connection to the online provider is available, the gifter device may transmit a gift request by which the gifter's account is charged for the gift file. Thereafter, a gift file created using DRM keys associated with the giftee's account may be downloaded to the giftee device. If a network connection is unavailable, the giftee device may transfer a locked gift file and a corresponding gift license to the giftee device using a peer-to-peer connection. The giftee device may authenticate the license and unlock the gift file once a connection to the online provider is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gloria Lin, Amir Mahmood Mikhak, Taido Lantz Nakajima, Sean Anthony Mayo, Michael Rosenblatt, Andrew Hodge
  • Patent number: 8131644
    Abstract: The subject matter relates to software application collaboration and, more particularly, collaboration between software applications via formular updates. Some such embodiments include systems, methods, and software to receive a definition of a content item from a first party, wherein the content item is operable within an application of a second party to cause data to be exported by the second party's application in a manner that can be imported to an application of the first party. Some such embodiments further include sending the content item to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Juergen Sattler, Joachim Gaffga, Werner Wolf, Robert Viehmann, Frank Markert
  • Patent number: 8112361
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamic, real-time addition of advertisements to downloaded static content. The method comprises seamlessly combining a downloaded original content file with personalized information on a user device, and allowing the user either to use the combined original content and personalized information without possibility of personalized information removal, or to remove the personalized information after a fee payment. The seamless combination and removal operations are done by a player located in the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hiro Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronny Golan, Ariel Napchi
  • Patent number: 8095468
    Abstract: A method for providing protected content, wherein content usage rights information and/or usage state information is embedded into obtained primary data that serves as a basis for a content item to be provided thereby providing the primary data with the embedded content usage rights information and/or usage state information as the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Paul Szucs
  • Patent number: 8041612
    Abstract: A system is provided that allows a photographer to take images for a customer and provide those images to order servicing equipment with which the images are placed on-line for the customer to view. The customer may place orders for the images and products and services related to the images. The order servicing equipment may credit the photographer when the customer orders images, products, or services. Images may be manipulated before images, products, or services are ordered. Images may be taken using film-based cameras or digital image acquisition equipment. Image presentation options may be selected. Content may be appended to the images. Web sites and digital albums may be created using the images. The photographer may check the status of assignments that have been submitted to the order servicing equipment and may check on account status. Different rights levels may be established for different parties. Loyalty rewards may be awarded for frequent use of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Victor Treyz, Susan M. Treyz
  • Patent number: 8027936
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating copyright information for a secondarily processed content obtained by performing secondary processing on an original content, includes a secondary processed substance acquiring unit, a default license information generating unit, and a license information editing unit. The secondary processed substance acquiring unit acquires operation substances of the secondary processing performed on the original content. The default license information generating unit obtains rights expressions for the operation substances acquired by the secondary processed substance acquiring unit to generate default license information including the rights expressions as an initial value. The license information editing unit accepts selection of a desired rights expression by a user from the rights expressions of the default license information generated by the default license information generating unit to generate license information of the secondary processed content from the selected rights expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Satoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 7996335
    Abstract: Usage rights information indicating a license which is usage rights corresponding to contents is stored in a license storage device, and at the time of using the contents, the rights information is output from the license storage device to a contents using device and further transmitted to a contents distribution server, and legitimacy verification of the rights information is executed at the contents distribution server, such that contents corresponding to the rights information are transmitted to the contents using device. Thus, a device and method is realized whereby distribution of contents over a network and use thereof is enabled without detracting from safety and user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taizo Shirai, Masafumi Kusakawa
  • Patent number: 7987140
    Abstract: When captured content is detected, the captured content is analyzed to determine whether any portion of the content is subject to digital rights management protection specified for content captured. Responsive to determining that the captured content is subject to a first digital rights management protection, a database is queried to select at least one digital rights management rule associated with a first restricted element specifying at least one first criteria for combining the first restricted element with at least one other element. A determination is made whether the first restricted element is combined with the at least one other element in the captured content. Responsive to detecting the first restricted element is combined with the at least one other element, the captured content rights controller determines a combined digital rights management protection rule reconciling the at least one first criteria for combining the first restricted element with the presence of the at least one other element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Bellwood, Gabriel A. Cohen, Travis M. Grigsby, Michael A. Paolini
  • Patent number: 7987142
    Abstract: A computerized intellectual property trading exchange is disclosed for facilitating the trading of license contracts relating to intellectual property rights. The exchange includes at least one intellectual property license contract relating to intellectual property rights and a computer-accessible forum configured to allow a plurality of participants to trade the license contract. The plurality of participants includes at least one seller, which may be the owner, having the license contract and desiring to trade the license contract. The plurality of participants also includes at least one buyer desiring to obtain the license contract. The buyer may be an investor, speculator, market maker, or arbitrageur, who purchases the license contract to achieve appreciation. The buyer also may be a licensee, who purchases the license contract to practice the intellectual property rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: IPXI Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Malackowski, Michael J. Lasinski
  • Patent number: 7962424
    Abstract: In response to receiving an order (e.g., including payment for one or more software licenses), a license distribution manager allocates a specified number of software licenses for distribution to a corresponding customer's clients that utilize the licenses to operate software associated with a corresponding vendor software application. The license distribution manager can allocate one or more overdraft licenses for distribution to the customer in addition to the specified number of software licenses associated with the order. Accordingly, the license distribution manager can allocate extra software licenses (e.g., the overdraft licenses) and distribute more software licenses than are actually purchased by a respective customer. This enables the customer to use one or more provisional licenses (e.g., overdraft licenses) that support restricted use of the vendor's software application such as until the customer can replace the provisional licenses with corresponding purchased licenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan-Carlos Colosso, Katherine K. Nadell, Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 7917440
    Abstract: Metering is enabled through an arrangement in which a metering certificate is communicated to a mobile device using an over-the-air protocol. A metering trigger provides the metering certificate that includes a location to which metering data is posted by the mobile device and a public key of a public-private key pair, or alternatively provides a link to such metering certificate. A metering helper passes the metering certificate to a DRM system on the mobile device which collects metering data associated with the metering ID and uses the public key to encrypt the metering data into a metering challenge. The metering helper posts the metering challenge to the location. The metering service extracts the metering data from the metering challenge using a private key and generates a metering response that is received by the metering helper which prompts the DRM system to reset at least a portion of a data store in which the metering data is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Lau, Scott Plette, Clifford P. Strom, Alex McKelvey
  • Patent number: 7870075
    Abstract: A system and method of managing external content that is used within a software product or software development process is disclosed. In some approaches, the system and method manages and tracks the use of external content, as well an approval process for determining whether the external content is to be used or incorporated. The system and method manages and tracks compliance with terms and restrictions of the external content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mona Sabet