New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Samsung, the first patent addresses techniques for providing cloud-based digital rights management. Assigned to MobiTV, the second patent addresses digital rights management for HTTP-based media streaming.
9,898,588, "Method and apparatus for providing cloud-based digital rights management service and system thereof," assigned to Samsung (KR).
A method for providing a Digital Rights Management (DRM) service in a network is provided. The method includes receiving a request message for device registration, which includes DRM-related identification information, from a user device; and registering registration information of the user device, which is distinguished according to a corresponding user account and according to a corresponding DRM solution, based on the DRM-related identification information.
9,892,239, "Digital rights management for HTTP-based media streaming," assigned to MobiTV, Inc.
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.