Protexis' Fifth and Sixth Patents Approved, Further Expanding Its E-commerce IP Portfolio

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protexis, the leader in digital content distribution for retailers, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 7,200,760 to Protexis, as well as approved the claims of a forthcoming patent that expand the company's patent holdings surrounding its product activation-based system of copy protection, digital rights management, electronic licensing, and e-commerce services for software and digital content. Four other patents covering fundamental aspects of the Protexis platform have already been issued, with eleven additional patents pending.

"U.S. Patent No. 7,200,760 covers persistent encryption of software data to control the operation of an executable. The approved claims in the forthcoming patent cover additional unique product activation technology for publishers of digital content to market and license their software," said Karl Hirsch, CEO of Protexis. Users also benefit from this technology which affords simplified and efficient real-time digital packaging of multiple protected items and decryption of these items.

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