Thursdays the PTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Intertrust, the first of today's applications discloses techniques for protecting and governing genomic and other information. Assigned to Feitian Technologies (CN), the second application discloses techniques for accessing and protecting e-book data.
20130096943, "Systems and methods for protecting and governing genomic and other information," assigned to Intertrust Technologies.
Trusted, privacy-protected systems and method are disclosed for processing, handling, and performing tests on human genomic and other information. According to some embodiments, a system is disclosed that is a cloud-based system for the trusted storage and analysis of genetic and other information. Some embodiments of the system may include or support some or all of authenticated and certified data sources; authenticated and certified diagnostic tests; and policy-based access to data.
20130097419, "Method and system for accessing e-book data," assigned to Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd. (CN)
Provided is a method for accessing e-book data, including: step A: e-book hardware establishes a connection with an electronic device and negotiates a reading key; step B: the electronic device downloads e-book data via a client, specifically is: firstly, the electric device establishes a connection with the client; the client sends a connection establishment request to a server; the server verifies the identification of the electronic device via the client; if the verification is not passed, then the access will be refused; if the verification is passed, then the server uses a downloaded key to encrypt the e-book data and sends the encrypted e-book data to the electronic device via the client; and step C: the electronic hardware establishes a connection with the electronic device, processes the encrypted e-book data using the downloaded key and/or the reading key, and the e-book hardware displays the e-book data. The method provided in the present embodiment not only enables the download and reading of the e-book to be more rapid but also protects the copyright of the e-book.