US Patent No: 7,237,125

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Method and apparatus for automatically deploying security components in a content distribution system

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A system and method for securely distributing content by automatically deploying security components. The system includes a server having content stored thereon, a client device having a standard application program for accomplishing a task related to the content, and a rights management module operatively coupled to the server and said client device and configured, upon a request to access the content, to determine if security components are coupled to the application program. The rights management module downloads and installs the security components on the client device if the security components are not coupled to the application program.

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CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC.WILMINGTON, DE132

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chen, Daniel Torrance, CA 50 415
Raley, Michael Downey, CA 62 735
Ta, Thanh Huntington Beach, CA 71 514
Wu, Hsi-Cheng Alhambra, CA 23 167

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