Thursdays the PTO publishes new pending patent applications. This week's Spotlight Applications address aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Samsung (KR), the first application discloses techiques relating to a secure operating system for receiving information for controlling digital rights management (DRM) content. Assigned to Lemi Technology, the second application discloses techniques for providing a radio station at a user device using previously obtained DRM locked content.
20140337929, "Method for providing DRM service and electronic device thereof," assigned to Samsung (KR).
Provided is an electronic device. The electronic device includes at least one processor for executing a plurality of operating systems; and a mobile high-definition link (MHL) module. The operating systems include a normal operating system for controlling a content service and a secure operating system for receiving information for controlling digital rights management (DRM) content from the MHL module and controlling a DRM service.
20140336804, "Providing a radio station at a user device using previously obtained DRM locked content," assigned to Lemi Technology, LLC
A system and method are disclosed for providing a radio station for playback at a user device using previously obtained Digital Rights Management (DRM) locked content for the radio station. In one embodiment, a radio station application provides the radio station and DRM locked content to be used by the radio station are downloaded to a mobile user device. The DRM locked content includes a number of DRM locked songs that is used for the radio station. Thereafter, a playlist for the radio station is obtained or generated, where the playlist for the radio station includes at least a subset of the DRM locked content provided to the user device for the radio station. Playback of the playlist for the radio station is then provided at the mobile device.