US Patent No: 8,190,528

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Trusted infrastructure support systems, methods and techniques for secure electronic commerce, electronic transactions, and rights management

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An integrated, modular array of administrative and support services are provided for electronic commerce and electronic rights and transaction management. These administrative and support services supply a secure foundation for conducting transaction-related capabilities functioning over electronic networks can also be adapted to the specific needs of electronic commerce value chains. In one embodiment, a Distributed Commerce Utility having a secure, programmable, distributed architecture provides administrative and support services. The Distributed Commerce Utility may comprise a number of Commerce Utility Systems. These Commerce Utility Systems provide a web of infrastructure support available to, and reusable by, the entire electronic community and/or many of its participants. Different support functions can be collected together in hierarchical and/or networked relationships to suit various business models or other objectives. Modular support functions can be combined in different arrays to form different Commerce Utility Systems for different design implementations and purposes.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERTRUST TECHNOLOGIES CORP.SUNNYVALE, CA187

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ginter, Karl L Beltsville, MD 134 11102
Shear, Victor H Bethesda, MD 191 17376
Spahn, Francis J El Cerrito, CA 134 11104
Van, Wie David M Sunnyvale, CA 194 16243
Weber, Robert P Menlo Park, CA 84 5900

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ENPULZ, LLC (14)
8,706,549 System supporting seller's promotion creation 0 2012
8,706,553 Geographical and dispensing limits for E-promotions 0 2012
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COCOON DATA HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
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