One-Line BioConsultant, journalist / blogger covering DRM, watermarking, fingerprinting, copy protection, conditional access, and and the Copyright Industries generally.
Robert Weber, Ph.D.
Weber is a consultant, on-line journalist / blogger covering covering DRM, watermarking, fingerprinting, copy protection, conditional access, and copyright management technologies, products, and policies. He has been involved in the Copyright Industries and DRM issues for nearly 20 years.
Previously, in his role as Vice President, Corporate Development and Licensing, Open Security Solutions, LLC, Mr. Weber was instrumental in licensing a portfolio of patents relating to information security and encryption to a patent licensing and assertion company.
He was also SVP, Business and Technology Strategy, InterTrust Technologies Corporation, where he made significant contributions to the company's intellectual property. He is a co-inventor of a significant DRM patent portfolio that was licensed by InterTrust to Microsoft for nearly a half billion dollars.
Weber has also been a Principal at Northeast Consulting Resources, Inc. (NCRI, prior to its acquisition by NerveWire). At NCRI, his consulting practice focused on the intersection of business and information technology strategy with a particular emphasis on Information Commerce, publishing, Internet-based services, and technology-based companies. His NCRI clients included Lexis-Nexis IBM, Thomson, and the Association of American Publishers, who co-sponsored public workshops on the Future of Publishing. While at NCRI, Weber also created public workshops on The Future of Information Commerce.