Electronic Licensing patents

Rovi is offering for sale its patent portfolio related to “Electronic Licensing”. This patent portfolio includes:

  • 9 granted US patents
  • Numerous international counterparts


Key technical characteristics include:

  • Providing to a user - who is requesting digital content - a permit from an authorizing node
  • Pay-per-use accounting applied to content requesting nodes (users)
  • Building reports which track a user’s requests of digital data
  • Identifying security violations by comparing a permit to a particular list of available permits
  • Using a reconciliation node to improve the accuracy of payments collected 


Exemplary patents of interest:

US 7,089,315

US 6,999,946

US 7,581,013

US 6,202,056