Intertrust Announces Patent Licensing Agreement with Samsung Electronics
Sunnyvale, Calif. and Seoul, South Korea, April 14, 2009 - Intertrust Technologies Corporation and Samsung Electronics have entered into a patent licensing agreement for all products made by the Samsung Digital Media & Communications (DMC) Division. Licensed Samsung DMC products include a broad range of consumer electronics and mobile products such as mobile communicators and handsets, personal computers, set top boxes, portable media players, Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, Internet-enabled televisions, and home theater equipment. Samsung's license grants worldwide access to Intertrust's Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Trusted Computing portfolio of inventions to the aforementioned products.
Licensed technologies covered under the agreement include Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and Marlin DRM specifications, and other trusted computing technologies used in application and content protection. Samsung and Intertrust have collaborated closely with other major consumer electronics companies in founding and developing the Marlin DRM standard.
"Samsung is a market leader in digital communications and consumer electronics," said Shawn Ambwani, vice president of licensing and business development for Intertrust. "We are pleased that Samsung has licensed our portfolio for their products and we look forward to growing our partnership in 2009."
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About Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Intertrust invents, develops and licenses intellectual property for Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Trusted Computing. The Company holds over 100 patents and has over 300 patent applications pending worldwide. Intertrust's inventions enable a broad range of products that use DRM and Trusted Computing technologies, including operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Intertrust is a founder and leader of several DRM standards initiatives including Marlin and Coral. Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has regional offices in London and Beijing.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of two main business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFTLCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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