New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of digital watermarking. Assigned to Digimarc, the first patent addresses techniques for watermarking and signal recognition for managing and sharing captured content, metadata discovery and related arrangements. Assigned to paSafeShare, the second patent addresses techniques including watermarking for securely distributing content.
9,454,789, "Watermarking and signal recognition for managing and sharing captured content, metadata discovery and related arrangements," assigned to Digimarc.
Content played at an event is identified using watermarking and/or other content recognition combined with contextual metadata, which facilitates identification and correlation with other content and metadata when it is posted to a network.
9,455,961, "System, method and apparatus for securely distributing content," assigned to paSafeShare LLC.
System, method and apparatus for securely distributing content via an encrypted file wherein a Publisher Key (PK) associated with an authorized publisher enables presentation of the content by the authorized user via a Limited Capability Viewer (LCV), the LCV lacking the capability to forward, print, copy or otherwise disseminate the content to be presented. Various embodiments provided enhanced user authentication or authorization, VPN functions, collaboration techniques, automatic distribution of licenses, watermarking of documents, rules pertaining to content transfer between secure and insecure domains and combinations thereof.