New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Accenture, the first application discloses techniques for 3-D printing protected by digital rights management. Assigned to LVRT, the second application discloses techniques for a database system for dynamic retrieval of nested data items [including copyrighted items and derivatives].
20170106599, "3-D printing protected by digital rights management," assigned to Accenture Global Services Limited (IE)
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing 3-D printing. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of receiving a request for objects that are stored by the server, providing information describing the objects, receiving a request for digital rights for printing the objects, and providing a description of the digital rights for printing the objects. Additional actions include receiving a request to print the particular object by a particular printer, determining whether digital rights for printing the particular object permit the request to print the particular object by the particular printer to be fulfilled, generating printer instructions for printing the object, and providing the printer instructions to a printer controller that controls the particular printer.
20170109504, "Database system for dynamic retrieval of nested data items over a network," assigned to LVRT, LLC.
A database processing system is disclosed for accessing databases, updating nested data items and generating n.sup.th generation data items. The database processing system can include a server can retrieve and store data items in the databases. The server can receive a first HTTP request from a first computer over a network, the first HTTP request including a first instruction to store a digital object including a first derivative copyright content. The server can identify a first reused content in the first derivative copyright content. The server can query the databases to identify the first reused content. The server can map the first reused content with the stored identification data associated with the digital object and transmit, over a network, a message to an owner of the first reused content.