With the invention and development of his first digital rights management and downloadable content system, Bernhard Fritsch profoundly changed the delivery of media .This system was the precursor to systems such as iTunes, Netflix, Hulu and others. The technology is memorialized and protected by U.S. Patents 6,247,130 and 6,233,682, which are licensed throughout the media distribution industry. Fritsch’s technology became a thriving business as MCY.com. This digital rights management and owner compensation model ultimately beat out all of the competition, many of which were based on free Internet distribution.
U.S. Patent 8,928,810
Bernhard Fritsch invented, developed and deployed a live video channel distribution system that can be used in online content distribution networks. This system is able to control the main theme of the video channel, yet allowing the presentation of additional video streams. This multicasting in a controlled environment and preserves the integrity of the channel. Fritsch’s technology was developed into a worldwide platform for the direct distribution of media content and media packages through social media to end users, and. This technology also reduces bandwidth by combining video streams at the server site, critically important when streaming high value content.
U.S. Patent 8,754,927
Bernhard Fritsch is the inventor of a video conferencing technology that changes the perspective of the person being imaged. Frustrated by the fact that no one looks into the camera on top of the video display when video conferencing, he created a display with a ‘see-through’ camera system. The system includes a very small camera mounted to look through the pixel array of the computer display. The camera then images the user right through the display. This changes, in a visceral way, from people appearing to be looking elsewhere to looking directly at the people on the other side of the videoconference.
U.S. Patent Application 13/962,286 – [A.S.:: this is the one that does not list B as an inventor but we dispute that.] [A.S.–Should we NOT put on something that is in dispute????? Our problem is the controversy, and an attack on one patent becomes an attack on all; further, the overall issue of credibility, and implications for future litigation, and, more importantly, for B’s ongoing case]
Bernhard Fritsch is the inventor of a live portal for the streaming of a media event where the portal includes audience participation. The control of the portal is with the producer of the event to maintain a branded image. The interactive display of audience and other interested people allows for a dynamic experience for the user. This technology was used to simulcast media events around the world.
U.S. Patent Application 14/980,011
Bernhard Fritsch is the inventor of a real time media event distribution and messaging system. Bernhard has webcast many media events through his StarClub business and he developed this system to allow the audience to message together around the live event. It was very successful and persists in social media to this day. The group messaging during a media event engages the audience in a deeper way.
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Below is a listing of Bernhard Fritsch’s U.S. patents and patent applications (there are corresponding foreign applications in some families):
Bernhard Fritsch Patents