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October 30, 2007
SEATTLE -- Widevine Technologies, the world’s leading provider of downloadable content protection, forensic watermarking and digital copy protection solutions, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademarking Office has allowed a new patent for the Widevine Cypher® Virtual SmartCard™ which enables separable security of multimedia content from consumer devices.
The new patent is intended to provide any service provider a fully licensable security solution for protecting streaming media, progressive downloads and video on demand (VOD). Virtual SmartCard technology has become a standard method for managing digital rights management (DRM) and downloadable conditional access (DCAS) within consumer devices. Introduced by Widevine in 2000, it has become the foundation for delivering cost effective separable security in any consumer device and is essential for service providers to deliver multimedia content to a wide range of platforms.
According to Glenn Morten, Widevine’s CTO and patent co-inventor, “Persistent content security and consumer electronics flexibility are vital to anyone delivering streamed media or VOD. I am excited that the USPTO continues to recognize Widevine’s innovation. With this new patent, Widevine is confident in our ability to offer a sustainable competitive advantage for service providers worldwide.”
Widevine Technologies Inc.
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