Patent Number: 7,770,016

Title: Systems and methods for watermarking software and other media

Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for embedding information in software and/or other electronic content such that the information is difficult for an unauthorized party to detect, remove, insert, forge, and/or corrupt. The embedded information can be used to protect electronic content by identifying the content's source, thus enabling unauthorized copies or derivatives to be reliably traced, and thus facilitating effective legal recourse by the content owner. Systems and methods are also disclosed for protecting, detecting, removing, and decoding information embedded in electronic content, and for using the embedded information to protect software or other media from unauthorized analysis, attack, and/or modification.

Inventors: Horne; William G. (Lawrenceville, NJ), Maheshwari; Umesh (San Jose, CA), Tarjan; Robert E. (Princeton, NJ), Horning; James J. (Palo Alto, CA), Sibert; W. Olin (Lexington, MA), Matheson; Lesley R. (Campbell, CA), Wright; Andrew K. (Monroe Township, NJ), Owicki; Susan S. (Palo Alto, CA)

Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation

International Classification: H04L 9/32 (20060101); G06F 11/30 (20060101); G06F 12/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018