US Patent No: 7,133,845

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System and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection

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The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain the integrity, availability, and/or confidentiality of the information. Such electronic appliances provide a distributed virtual distribution environment (VDE) that may enforce a secure chain of handling and control, for example, to control and/or meter or otherwise monitor use of electronically stored or disseminated information. Such a virtual distribution environment may be used to protect rights of various participants in electronic commerce and other electronic or electronic-facilitated transactions. Distributed and other operating systems, environments and architectures, such as, for example, those using tamper-resistant hardware-based processors, may establish security at each node. These techniques may be used to support an all-electronic information distribution, for example, utilizing the "electronic highway".

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERTRUST TECHNOLOGIES CORP.SUNNYVALE, CA179

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ginter, Karl L Beltsville, MD 131 10165
Shear, Victor H Bethesda, MD 187 16038
Spahn, Francis J El Cerrito, CA 131 10167
Van, Wie David M Sunnyvale, CA 190 14836

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NATIONAL RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE (1)
4,893,248 Monitoring and reporting system for remote terminals 260 1987
 
NEW AURORA CORPORATION (1)
5,671,279 Electronic commerce using a secure courier system 564 1995
 
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NINTENDO CO., LTD. (1)
4,305,131 Dialog between TV movies and human viewers 524 1980
 
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PENTA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, IN., A CORP OF MD (1)
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Phylaxia Oltoanyagtermelo Vallalat (1)
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Pioneer Electronic Corporation (1)
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SMITH ENGINEERING, A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (1)
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SOFTWARE SECURITY, INC. (1)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
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4,513,174 Software security method using partial fabrication of proprietary control word decoders and microinstruction memories 154 1981
 
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4,677,552 International commodity trade exchange 542 1984
4,595,950 Method and apparatus for marking the information content of an information carrying signal 348 1984
4,688,169 Computer software security system 213 1985
4,823,264 Electronic funds transfer system 536 1986
4,748,561 Method of protecting computer software 59 1986
4,747,139 Software security method and systems 223 1986
4,796,181 Billing system for computer software 232 1986
4,999,806 Software distribution system 471 1987
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5,047,928 Billing system for computer software 347 1989
5,005,200 Public key/signature cryptosystem with enhanced digital signature certification 355 1989
5,001,752 Public/key date-time notary facility 201 1989
5,163,091 Knowledge based system for document authentication (apparatus) 85 1990
5,136,643 Public/key date-time notary facility 211 1990
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5,422,953 Personal date/time notary device 152 1993
5,390,247 Method and apparatus for creating, supporting, and using travelling programs 163 1993
5,337,360 Method and apparatus for creating, supporting, and using travelling programs 156 1994
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EBRARY.COM (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
7,860,970 Secure initialization of intrusion detection system 0 2008
 
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8,607,070 Secure storage system and method of use 0 2006
 
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,499,358 Program executing processing and controlling 0 2003
 
LTO LIMITED (1)
7,925,777 Content based data routing 1 2002
 
MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (1)
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MAVENIR HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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