Tuesdays the PTO issues new patents. Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to InterDigital, the first patent addresses techniques for digital rights management using trusted processing methods. Assigned to Samsung (KR), the second patent addresses techniques for digital rights management provisioning that can easily provide content using one or more DRM systems.
8,769,298, "Digital rights management using trusted processing techniques," assigned to InterDigital Technology Corporation.
The present invention discloses several methods to strengthen the integrity of entities, messages, and processing related to content distribution as defined by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Digital Rights Management (DRM). The methods use techniques related to the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) specifications. A first embodiment uses TCG techniques to verify platform and DRM software integrity or trustworthiness, both with and without modifications to the DRM rights object acquisition protocol (ROAP) and DRM content format specifications. A second embodiment uses TCG techniques to strengthen the integrity of ROAP messages, constituent information, and processing without changing the existing ROAP protocol. A third embodiment uses TCG techniques to strengthen the integrity of the ROAP messages, information, and processing with some changes to the existing ROAP protocol.
8,768,849, "Digital rights management provision apparatus, system, and method," assigned to Samsung (KR).
Provided is digital rights management (DRM) provision technology, and more particularly, are an apparatus, system, and method which can easily provide content using one or more DRM systems. A DRM provision apparatus includes a content download unit which downloads encrypted real content and dummy content from a download server and which manages the downloaded real content and dummy content; a license management unit which manages a license issued by a license server; and a processing unit which manages the downloaded real content and dummy content and the issued license.