Thursdays the PTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Possibly assigned to Microsoft, the first application discloses techniques including DRM for electronic commerce and fabrication of 3D parts. Assigned to MobiTV, the second application discloses digital rights management for http-based media streaming.
20140214684, "System and method for electronic commerce and fabrication of 3D parts," no asignee given (possibly Microsoft).
A 3D parts creation and management system includes a digital rights management system for managing at least one digital right associated with at least one model. At least one model of a 3D part is provided. The system includes at least one of a digital rights management system and a copy protection system. The digital rights management system manages at least one digital right associated with the at least one model, and the copy protection system encrypts the at least one model with at least one encryption. An electronic commerce system is in communication with at least one of the digital rights management system and the copy protection system, wherein the electronic commerce system controls at least one of purchasing, manufacturing, and delivering of a 3D part created from the at least one model.
20140215214, "Digital rights management for http-based media streaming," assigned to MobiTV.
Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the management of digital rights for media content item presentation. According to various embodiments, a request for a content decryption key may be received at a media application implemented at a computing device. The request may be transmitted by a media content player implemented at the computing device. The request may be transmitted in accordance with a designated key exchange protocol. A license for an encrypted media content item corresponding with the requested content decryption key may be identified at the media application. Based on information included in the license, encrypted key material may be decrypted to create the requested content decryption key via a processor at the computing device. The requested content decryption key may be provided to the media content player.