On Thursdays the USPTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of DRM. Assigned to ConDel, the first application discloses techniques for performing interoperable digital rights management among different operating system platforms. The second application discloses techniques for copyright detection and protection, no assignee given.
A method for performing interoperable digital rights management among different operating system platforms is disclosed. Digital rights management programs are coded and compiled based on specific operating systems. Directories and auto-run folders relating to the directories for the compiled digital rights management programs are set up in a memory device of an electronic device. The compiled digital rights management programs are stored in the auto-run folders, respectively. When the memory device is inserted in the electronic device, an auto-run function of an operating system of the electronic device is automatically activated to select an auto-run folder, and one of the compiled digital rights management programs stored in the selected auto-run folder is accessed and executed.
20090328236, "Copyright detection and protection system and method," no assignee given.
A method for detecting against unauthorized transmission of digital works comprises the steps of maintaining a registry of information permitting identification of digital copyrighted works, monitoring a network for transmission of at least one packet-based digital signal, extracting at least one feature from the at least one digital signal, comparing the extracted at least one feature with registry information and applying business rules based on the comparison result.