On Thursdays the USPTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of DRM. The first application discloses techniques for protecting unprotected content, no assignee given. The second application discloses techniques for dealing with digital rights management among apparatuses, also no assignee given.
20090158439, "Method For Protecting Unprotected Content In DRM And Device Thereof," no assignee given.
A method for protecting unprotected content in digital rights management (DRM) and a device thereof. When non-protected content stored in a non-DRM device is to be transferred to a DRM device, the non-protected content are converted into protected content and then are transferred to other user's device.
20090158437, "Method And System For Digital Rights Management Among Apparatuses," no assignee given.
A digital rights management (DRM) method and system between devices are disclosed. In order to allow a first device connected with a second device to use a rights object (RO) bound to the second device, the second device decodes the particular content or the RO and transmits the decoded particular content or the decoded RO to the first device. State information of the RO according to a usage amount of the particular content used by the first device is managed by the second device.