Thursdays the PTO publishes new pending patent applications. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Samsung (KR), the first application discloses techniques for providing cloud-based digital rights management service. Assigned to Adobe, the second application discloses techniques for porting digital rights management service to multiple computing platforms.
20130167253, "Method and apparatus for providing cloud-based digital rights management service and system thereof," assigned to Samsung (KR).
A method for providing a Digital Rights Management (DRM) service in a network is provided. The method includes receiving a request message for device registration, which includes DRM-related identification information, from a user device; and registering registration information of the user device, which is distinguished according to a corresponding user account and according to a corresponding DRM solution, based on the DRM-related identification information.
20130166921, "Porting digital rights management service to multiple computing platforms," assigned to Adobe Systems.
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for porting digital rights management services. In one aspect, a system includes: a hardware processor; one or more memory devices coupled with the hardware processor and effecting an operating system for the hardware processor; and a digital rights management (DRM) component having a DRM adaptor configured to check whether the hardware processor has a hardware-based encryption element, use the hardware-based encryption element if available, and use a software-based encryption element if the hardware-based encryption element is not available, wherein the software-based encryption element includes code compiled from source code for the hardware processor, the source code prepared for different computer platforms.