07668939 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 57 patents.

A media server in a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) network includes a resource sharing service to govern the distribution of resource information regarding resources to rendering devices. In one case, the resource sharing service consults a criterion to determine whether an identified network device is authorized to receive resource information. In another case, the resource sharing service consults another criterion to determine whether a specified individual associated with the media server must consent to the transfer of the resource information in order for the transfer to occur. The resource information may include resource metadata that describes high level information regarding resources, as well as resource content. The media server includes various user interface presentations that allow the media server user to specify shared resources and distribution criteria.

Title
Routing of resource information in a network
Application Number
10/742588
Publication Number
7668939 (B2)
Application Date
December 19, 2003
Publication Date
February 23, 2010
Inventor
Jai Srinivasan
Kirkland
WA, US
Jason Flaks
Bellevue
WA, US
Mark J Encarnacion
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 15/177
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