The Patent Office issues new patents on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Cox Communications, the first patent addresses techniques for providing a separable digital rights management application. Assigned to Samsung (KR), the second patent addresses techniques for editing digital rights management contents in portable terminal
8,516,603, "Systems and methods providing a separable digital rights management application," assigned to Cox Communications.
Systems and methods providing content having digital rights management (DRM) applications separable from other authorization applications are provided. A system may include a distribution service provider system in communication with a content provider system and consumer premise equipment (CPE) for the transmission of content from the content provider system to the CPE device. The distribution service provider system may: receive A/V content provided by the content provider system, wherein the A/V content includes a DRM application; apply a conditional access system (CAS) application to the A/V content that is independent of the DRM application; and transmit the A/V content including the CAS and the DRM applications to the CPE for presentation. The CPE device can perform DRM authorizations with the content provider or a third-party DRM provider.
8,516,598, "Method and apparatus for editing digital rights management contents in portable terminal," assigned to Samsung Electronics (KR).
A method and an apparatus for editing Digital Rights Management (DRM) content in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes if an event for editing a DRM file occurs, allowing a user to set use purposes of the DRM content of the DRM file; and specifying the use purposes of the DRM content in an editable box of the DRM file. Thus, use purposes of DRM content of a multi-DRM file can be specified using an editable box of the multi-DRM file.