Newly issued patents are published by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Intel, the first of today's patents addresses a digital rights management handler and related methods. Assigned to Ericsson (SE), the second patent addresses DRM plugins.
9,710,620, "Digital rights management handler and related methods," assigned to Intel.
A system and method of providing universal digital rights management system protection is described. One feature of the invention concerns systems and methods for repackaging and securing data packaged under any file format type, compression technique, or digital rights management system. Another feature of the invention is directed to systems and methods for securing data by providing scalability through the use of modular data manipulation software objects
9,710,616, "DRM plugins," assigned to Ericsson (SE).
Presented is a system and methods for receiving metadata, a decryption module and encrypted content from a cable headend, decrypting the encrypted content with the decryption module and presenting the decrypted content to a user. The client device can receive, load and execute any decryption module compatible with the system framework allowing flexibility in the choice or changing of client device manufacturer and/or Digital Rights Management system vendor.