08055708 is referenced by 155 patents and cites 35 patents.

The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that detect watermarks incorporated within analog and/or digital signals associated with multimedia presentations. The disclosed system can include a component that receives analog and/or digital signals, ascertains the existence of a watermark associated with the received signals, and extracts metadata encapsulated within the watermark, wherein the metadata can both include information regarding the broadcast multimedia presentations as well as information unrelated to the broadcast multimedia. Extracted metadata or more particularly, attributes contained within the metadata can be utilized to establish online social networks based at least on the associated attributes.

Title
Multimedia spaces
Application Number
11/757012
Publication Number
8055708 (B2)
Application Date
June 1, 2007
Publication Date
November 8, 2011
Inventor
Darko Kirovski
Kirkland
WA, US
Louis Carbonneau
Sammamish
WA, US
Behrooz Chitsaz
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04L 9/32
G06F 15/16
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