07136838 is referenced by 164 patents and cites 77 patents.

To obtain a digital license for rendering a piece of digital content, a license requester contacts a license provider and sends a license request. The license provider checks the license request for validity and negotiates with the license requestor terms and conditions for the requested license. The license provider generates the requested license and issues the generated license to the license requestor.

Title
Digital license and method for obtaining/providing a digital license
Application Number
9/482725
Publication Number
7136838 (B1)
Application Date
January 13, 2000
Publication Date
November 14, 2006
Inventor
Thomas C Jones
Sammamish
WA, US
Arnold N Blinn
Bellevue
WA, US
Jeffrey R C Bell
Seattle
WA, US
Krishnamurthy Ganesan
Redmond
WA, US
Paul England
Bellevue
WA, US
Rajasekhar Abburi
Medina
WA, US
Marcus Peinado
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 7/167
G06F 17/60
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