Today's patent applications deal with various aspects of watermarking. Assigned to AT&T, the first discloses natural language watermarks. Assigned to Kaleidescape, Inc., the second discloses techniques for watermarking and fingerprinting digital content using alternative blocks to embed information.
20070244693, "Natural Language Watermarking," assigned to AT&T.
A method, system and machine-readable medium are provided for watermarking natural language digital text. A deep structure may be generated and a group of features may be extracted from natural language digital text input. The deep structure may be modified based, at least partly, on a watermark. Natural language digital text output may be generated based on the modified deep structure.
20070242862, "Watermarking and fingerprinting digital content using alternative blocks to embed information," assigned to Kaleidescape, Inc.
A method of embedding information in digital content representing media streams. The method includes (1) selecting a set of locations within that digital content representing the media stream to embed information, (2) selecting a set of possible alterations to make at those locations, and (3) making a subset of the possible alterations. The set of locations and possible alterations is herein sometimes called a "watermark." The subset of actual alterations that are made is herein sometimes called a "fingerprint." The method determines a set of locations at which there are alternative versions of digital content representing the same media stream, such as one being the original and one being an alternative version of the same digital content, herein sometimes called the "original movie" and the "alt-movie," or herein sometimes called the "original block" and the "alt-block" for a particular block in the digital content