Intertrust’s legacy of innovation recognized to stand the test of time

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By Team Intertrust


Here at Intertrust, we are proud of our 30+ year history of technological innovation. We are also honored that a prestigious academic organization chose to recognize that our legacy of innovation has withstood the test of time. The recognition comes from the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation (SIGecom), which named a paper written at Intertrust as the 2021 winner of the organization’s Test of Time award

Entitled Competitive auctions and digital goods, the paper was published in January, 2001, and written by Andrew Goldberg, Jason Hartline, and Andrew Wright. Both Goldberg and Wright were researchers at Intertrust and the paper was published as part of Intertrust’s research activity. Recognized by the ACM SIGecom “… for foundational work initiating a long and fruitful line of work in approximately revenue-optimal auction design in prior free settings,” the paper was an exploration into the then-nascent field of optimal ways to sell DRM-protected digital goods. 

Other Intertrust employees have also been recognized for earlier research work that continues to be relevant. In 2020, the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Security and Privacy (IEEESP) bestowed of the “Test of Time Award” to a paper that Jack Lacy, currently SVP, Standards and Community Initiatives at Intertrust, co-wrote with Matt Blaze and Joan Feigenbaum in 1996. In 2015, the IEEE Signal Processing Society awarded the Sustained Impact Paper Award to a paper that Talal Shamoon, Intertrust’s CEO, co-authored with Ingemar J. Cox, Joe Kilian, and F. Thomson Leighton in 1997.

While we’re happy to celebrate our legacy of innovation, we look forward to continuing our work with the next generation of innovators!!