Patent Number: 6,311,171

Title: Symmetrically-secured electronic communication system

Abstract: Techniques for providing secure electronic communications, for example communications relating to asset trading, are described. Symmetrical usage of encryption keys by first and second parties engaged in these communications provide enhanced security. The establishment of trusted registries, e.g., databases, which include electronic asset representations, allow for trades to be enacted without significant human intervention.

Inventors: Dent; Paul W. (Pittsboro, NC)

Assignee: Ericsson Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 20/00 (20060101); H04L 9/32 (20060101); G06F 017/60 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018