New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management. Assigned to Intertrust, the first of today's applications discloses techniques for governing content rendering, protection, and management applications. Assigned to Intel, the second application discloses techniques for a digital rights management handler and related methods.
20160210459, "Systems and methods for governing content rendering, protection, and management applications," assigned to Intertrust.
System and methods are disclosed for governing digital rights management systems and other applications through the use of supervisory governance applications and keying mechanisms. Governance is provided by enabling the supervisory applications to revoke access keys and/or to block certain file system calls, thus preventing governed applications from accessing protected electronic content.
20160203303, "Digital rights management handler and related methods," assigned to Intel.
A system and method of providing universal digital rights management system protection is described. One feature of the invention concerns systems and methods for repackaging and securing data packaged under any file format type, compression technique, or digital rights management system. Another feature of the invention is directed to systems and methods for securing data by providing scalability through the use of modular data manipulation software objects.