Thursdays the Patent Office publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to NEC (JP), the first of today's applications discloses an access management system for mobile and enterprise systems. Assigned to Vringo Infrastructure, the second application discloses techniques for Copyrights with post-payments for P2P file sharing.
20130067564, "Access management system, assigned to NEC Corporation (JP).
An access rights management system is presented in which a mobile device may be allowed to access corporately held data in a flexible manner but in which the security and integrity of the data is maintained. The mobile device is provided with a rights adjustment module which modifies the access rights for locally stored corporate data in dependence on the connectivity of the mobile device with a corporate server.
20130067602, "Copyrights with Post-Payments for P2P File Sharing," assigned to Vringo Infrastructure, Inc.
In accordance with an embodiment, a method, apparatus or tangible computer medium (which stores computer executable code or program code) performs or facilitates: determining one or more aspects of an unauthorized copy of electronic content accessible to or through a user device; and conducting a transaction between the user device and a legitimizing party to legitimize the electronic content in view of the determined aspect(s). The electronic content may be unsecured copyrighted content.