US Patent No: 5,745,879

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Method and system for managing execution of licensed programs

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A distributed computer system employs a license management system to account for software product usage. A management policy having a variety of alternative styles and contexts is provided. Each licensed program upon start-up makes a call to a license server to check on whether usage is permitted, and the license server checks a database of the licenses, called product use authorizations, that it administers. If the particular use requested is permitted, a grant is returned to the requesting user node. The product use authorization is structured to define a license management policy allowing a variety of license alternatives by values called 'style', 'context', 'duration' and 'usage requirements determination method'. The license administration may be delegated by the license server to a subsection of the organization, by creating another license management facility duplicating the main facility. The license server must receive a license document (a product use authorization) from an issuer of licenses, where a license document generator is provided. A mechanism is provided for one user node to make a call to use a software product located on another user node; this is referred to as a 'calling card', by which a user node obtains permission to make a procedure call to use a program on another node.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.HOUSTON, TX13499

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Wyman, Robert M Waltham, MA 5 2015

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9,013,739 Information processing system, image forming apparatus, management apparatus, information processing method, and computer program for automatically determining whether an application is to be applied in response to change in configuration information 0 2012
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (35)
6,339,826 Client-server system for maintaining a user desktop consistent with server application user access permissions 193 1998
* 7,130,829 Digital rights management 18 2001
* 2003/0004,885 Digital rights management 15 2001
7,137,114 Dynamically transferring license administrative responsibilities from a license server to one or more other license servers 4 2002
* 2004/0117,467 Dynamically transferring license administrative responsibilities from a license server to one or more other license servers 4 2002
8,135,795 Method to provide on-demand resource access 5 2003
* 2004/0236,852 Method to provide on-demand resource access 35 2003
* 2004/0199,473 Billing information authentication for on-demand resources 8 2003
* 2004/0215,569 Method to ensure a unique machine serial number 17 2003
7,395,334 System for determining unreturned standby resource usage 1 2003
* 2004/0215,774 Systerm for determining unreturned standby resource usage 1 2003
7,627,506 Method of providing metered capacity of temporary computer resources 1 2003
* 2005/0010,502 Apparatus and method for providing metered capacity of computer resources 24 2003
7,493,488 Method to disable on/off capacity in demand 4 2003
* 2005/0044,219 Method to disable on/off capacity on demand 6 2003
7,877,754 Methods, systems, and media to expand resources available to a logical partition 10 2003
* 2005/0044,228 Methods, systems, and media to expand resources available to a logical partition 72 2003
* 2005/0066,032 Capacity on demand grace period for incompliant system configurations 3 2003
7,266,815 Automated control of a licensed internal code update on a storage controller 6 2003
* 2005/0071,837 Automated control of a licensed internal code update on a storage controller 3 2003
8,074,223 Permanently activating resources based on previous temporary resource usage 5 2005
* 2006/0174,007 Permanently activating resources based on previous temporary resource usage 1 2005
9,117,057 Identifying unutilized or underutilized software license 1 2005
* 2006/0287,960 System, method and program product to identify unutilized or underutilized software license 6 2005
* 2006/0294,022 Apparatus, system, and method for enabling a service 4 2005
8,781,970 System, method and program product to determine resolution when software installed on a computer is not properly licensed 1 2005
* 2007/0016,531 System, method and program product to determine resolution when software installed on a computer is not property licensed 4 2005
* 7,519,561 System, method and program to manage software licenses 6 2005
* 2007/0106,622 System, method and program to manage software licenses 9 2005
7,574,507 System for determining unreturned standby resource usage 4 2007
7,958,218 System for determining unreturned standby resource usage 0 2008
8,607,226 Solution for locally staged electronic software distribution using secure removable media 0 2008
* 2010/0100,925 Digital Rights Management (DRM)-Enabled Policy Management For An Identity Provider In A Federated Environment 56 2008
8,086,856 Disabling on/off capacity on demand 0 2009
* 2011/0238,710 Software Product Inventory and Usage Information Correlated with License Agreement Information 2 2011
 
SAP SE (2)
* 8,843,891 Custom code management 0 2012
* 2013/0346,944 Custom Code Management 0 2012
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (2)
* 6,005,943 Electronic identifiers for network terminal devices 89 1996
* 2004/0111,513 Automatic employment of resource load information with one or more policies to automatically determine whether to decrease one or more loads 17 2002
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
* 7,031,943 Digital license agreement 24 2000
* 2005/0132,233 Digital rights framework 1 2005
* 2007/0112,683 Method and system for extending access to a product 1 2005
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (3)
* 6,385,726 Software license protection via cryptography 11 1997
* 7,149,705 Computer-related product user management and service system 5 1997
* 2004/0098,289 Operations management policy distributing method, operations management policy distributing apparatus, and operations management policy distributing program 2 2003
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
* 2008/0151,856 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COGNITIVE RADIO POLICY CHANGE 5 2006
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 6,901,386 Electronic asset lending library method and apparatus 45 2000
 
GTECH GERMANY GMBH (1)
* 2005/0282,607 Game for a gaming device that changes automatically over time 16 2004
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (17)
* 7,149,721 Electronic content rights with and-or expression 9 2000
* 7,213,269 Application rights enabling 37 2002
* 2003/0159,035 Application rights enabling 28 2002
8,660,960 Document digest allowing selective changes to a document 0 2002
7,278,168 Dynamic enabling of functionality in electronic document readers 27 2002
7,735,144 Document modification detection and prevention 15 2003
* 2004/0230,891 Document modification detection and prevention 36 2003
7,607,020 Communication with an external source application 0 2005
7,962,424 Overdraft licenses and license distribution 4 2006
* 7,752,140 Software license distribution and bypassing 4 2006
7,913,314 Application rights enabling 9 2007
* 2007/0150,964 Application Rights Enabling 3 2007
7,698,559 Dynamic enabling of functionality in electronic document readers 14 2007
8,151,114 Dynamic enabling of functionality in electronic document readers 0 2010
8,533,480 Document modification detection and prevention 18 2010
8,256,016 Application rights enabling 0 2011
9,338,011 Document modification detection and prevention 0 2013
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (3)
* 6,098,054 Method of securing software configuration parameters with digital signatures 34 1997
* 8,082,547 Reallocating hardware resources among workloads in accordance with license rights 3 2006
* 2010/0262,963 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVATING A NETWORK APPLIANCE 23 2009
 
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (4)
* 6,832,358 System and method for providing burst licensing in a circuit simulation environment 4 2002
* 2004/0019,566 System and method for providing burst licensing in a circuit simulation environment 1 2002
7,299,429 System and method for providing burst licensing in a circuit simulation environment 0 2004
* 2005/0132,311 System and method for providing burst licensing in a circuit simulation environment 0 2004
 
IGT (34)
7,695,363 Gaming device having multiple display interfaces 20 2003
7,526,736 Gaming device having touch activated alternating or changing symbol 26 2004
7,699,699 Gaming device having multiple selectable display interfaces based on player's wagers 18 2004
8,512,130 Gaming system with linked gaming machines that are configurable to have a same probability of winning a designated award 1 2006
8,137,188 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 4 2006
8,128,491 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 10 2006
7,841,939 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 26 2006
7,568,973 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 36 2006
7,862,430 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 28 2006
7,674,180 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 62 2006
8,616,959 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 2 2007
8,251,791 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 3 2007
8,221,226 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 2 2007
8,210,930 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 1 2007
8,206,212 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 1 2007
8,021,230 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 17 2007
8,012,009 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 29 2007
7,993,199 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 53 2007
7,985,133 Gaming system and method for providing an additional gaming currency 27 2007
7,963,847 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 54 2007
7,905,778 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 11 2007
7,780,523 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 8 2007
7,585,223 Server based gaming system having multiple progressive awards 25 2007
8,900,053 Gaming system and method for providing different bonus awards based on different types of triggered events 0 2007
9,142,097 Gaming system and method for providing play of local first game and remote second game 0 2007
9,039,516 Concurrent play on multiple gaming machines 1 2009
8,221,218 Gaming device having multiple selectable display interfaces based on player's wagers 8 2010
8,216,062 Gaming system and method for providing an additional gaming currency 5 2011
8,262,469 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 5 2011
8,500,542 Server based gaming system having system triggered loyalty award sequences 1 2012
9,396,606 Gaming system and method for providing an additional gaming currency 0 2012
8,814,648 Gaming system having multiple gaming machines which provide bonus awards 0 2012
9,269,228 Gaming system with linked gaming machines that are configurable to have a same probability of winning a designated award 0 2013
9,269,223 Gaming system and method for providing play of local first game and remote second game 0 2015
 
LENOVO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
8,090,871 Determining a remote management processor's IP address 0 2003
 
BRIGHTCOVE INC. (7)
7,925,973 Distribution of content 42 2005
* 2007/0038,931 Distribution of content 218 2005
* 2007/0038,567 Distribution of content 243 2005
9,390,441 Distribution of content 0 2011
9,292,866 Distribution of content 5 2011
* 2011/0191,163 DISTRIBUTION OF CONTENT 41 2011
* 2011/0166,918 DISTRIBUTION OF CONTENT 17 2011
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (5)
7,970,430 Method and apparatus for setting and managing operational dynamics within cognitive radio networks 13 2006
7,797,263 Managing operation of a cognative radio by an authority 2 2006
7,743,121 Method and apparatus for setting up and managing operational environment in P2P wireless networks 4 2007
* 2009/0049,159 Method and Apparatus for Setting Up and Managing Operational Environment in P2P Wireless Networks 3 2007
* 2009/0275,286 UTILIZATION OF COGNITIVE RADIOS WITH MOBILE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (MVPN) SOLUTIONS 4 2008
 
OPEN BIT OY LTD. (1)
* 2005/0160,064 Confirming user rights in distribution of application programs 2 2004
 
PERSONALWEB TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (11)
7,949,662 De-duplication of data in a data processing system 37 2003
8,099,420 Accessing data in a data processing system 9 2004
* 2005/0114,296 Content delivery network and associated methods and mechanisms 172 2004
8,082,262 Methods, systems, and devices supporting data access in a data processing system 8 2007
* 2007/0185,848 Accessing data in a data processing system 13 2007
8,001,096 Computer file system using content-dependent file identifiers 17 2007
7,945,539 Distributing and accessing data in a data processing system 16 2007
7,945,544 Similarity-based access control of data in a data processing system 17 2007
7,802,310 Controlling access to data in a data processing system 23 2007
* 2008/0082,551 Content delivery network 111 2007
* 2008/0066,191 Controlling access to data in a data processing system 15 2007
 
UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S.A. (49)
6,510,466 Methods, systems and computer program products for centralized management of application programs on a network 250 1998
* 6,324,578 Methods, systems and computer program products for management of configurable application programs on a network 90 1998
6,728,766 Methods, systems and computer program products for license use management on a network 27 2001
7,069,293 Methods, systems and computer program products for distribution of application programs to a target station on a network 42 2001
* 2002/0032,763 Methods, systems and computer program products for distribution of application programs to a target station on a network 6 2001
8,284,929 System of dependant keys across multiple pieces of related scrambled information 0 2006
8,566,960 System and method for adjustable licensing of digital products 4 2008
8,374,968 License auditing for distributed applications 0 2009
* 2009/0217,384 License Auditing for Distributed Applications 4 2009
8,812,701 Device and method for secured communication 0 2009
* 2009/0292,816 Device and Method for Secured Communication 5 2009
8,838,976 Web content access using a client device identifier 2 2010
* 2010/0229,224 Web Content Access Using a Client Device Identifier 7 2010
8,423,473 Systems and methods for game activation 1 2010
* 2010/0325,734 Modular Software Protection 6 2010
* 2010/0325,025 System and Method for Sharing Media 3 2010
* 2010/0323,798 Systems and Methods for Game Activation 0 2010
* 2010/0324,983 System and Method for Media Distribution 1 2010
9,075,958 Use of fingerprint with an on-line or networked auction 0 2010
* 2010/0332,396 Use of Fingerprint with an On-Line or Networked Auction 2 2010
* 2010/0332,267 System and Method for Preventing Multiple Online Purchases 0 2010
* 2010/0325,431 Feature-Specific Keys for Executable Code 3 2010
* 2010/0325,200 System and Method for Software Activation Through Digital Media Fingerprinting 0 2010
* 2010/0325,423 System and Method for Securing an Electronic Communication 4 2010
* 2010/0325,446 Securing Executable Code Integrity Using Auto-Derivative Key 1 2010
* 2010/0325,040 Device Authority for Authenticating a User of an Online Service 5 2010
9,141,489 Failover procedure for server system 0 2010
8,903,653 System and method for locating network nodes 0 2010
8,736,462 System and method for traffic information delivery 0 2010
8,452,960 System and method for content delivery 0 2010
* 2011/0010,560 Failover Procedure for Server System 16 2010
* 2010/0321,208 System and Method for Emergency Communications 2 2010
* 2010/0325,711 System and Method for Content Delivery 6 2010
9,129,097 Systems and methods for auditing software usage using a covert key 1 2010
8,239,852 Remote update of computers based on physical device recognition 6 2010
* 2010/0333,207 Systems and Methods for Auditing Software Usage Using a Covert Key 1 2010
* 2010/0333,081 Remote Update of Computers Based on Physical Device Recognition 10 2010
* 2010/0332,331 Systems and Methods for Providing an Interface for Purchasing Ad Slots in an Executable Program 14 2010
* 2010/0332,319 Methods and Systems for Dynamic Serving of Advertisements in a Game or Virtual Reality Environment 1 2010
* 2010/0324,989 System and Method for Monitoring Efficacy of Online Advertising 10 2010
* 2010/0325,051 System and Method for Piracy Reduction in Software Activation 9 2010
* 2010/0325,149 System and Method for Auditing Software Usage 0 2010
9,082,128 System and method for tracking and scoring user activities 1 2010
8,769,296 Software signature tracking 1 2010
* 2011/0093,701 Software Signature Tracking 9 2010
* 2011/0093,474 System and Method for Tracking and Scoring User Activities 9 2010
* 2011/0093,503 Computer Hardware Identity Tracking Using Characteristic Parameter-Derived Data 4 2010
8,671,060 Post-production preparation of an unprotected installation image for downloading as a protected software product 1 2011
8,613,110 Software piracy prevention through remote enforcement of an activation threshold 0 2012
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (45)
* 5,925,127 Method and system for monitoring the use of rented software 218 1997
* 6,189,146 System and method for software licensing 343 1998
* 6,775,655 Rendering digital content in an encrypted rights-protected form 256 1999
* 7,136,838 Digital license and method for obtaining/providing a digital license 153 2000
* 7,051,005 Method for obtaining a black box for performing decryption and encryption functions in a digital rights management (DRM) system 55 2000
* 7,171,662 System and method for software licensing 131 2000
* 2002/0120,726 Method and system for providing a software license via the telephone 31 2001
* 7,512,940 Methods and apparatus for downloading and/or distributing information and/or software resources based on expected utility 11 2001
* 2003/0154,282 Methods and apparatus for downloading and/or distributing information and/or software resources based on expected utility 45 2001
* 7,343,297 System and related methods for managing and enforcing software licenses 48 2001
* 2002/0194,010 System and related methods for managing and enforcing software licenses 21 2001
7,809,648 System and method for software licensing 18 2004
* 2005/0102,240 System and method for software licensing 35 2004
8,347,078 Device certificate individualization 2 2004
7,890,428 Flexible licensing architecture for licensing digital application 12 2005
* 2006/0179,002 Flexible licensing architecture for licensing digital application 10 2005
* 7,644,442 Systems and methods for using machine attributes to deter software piracy in an enterprise environment 16 2005
* 2005/0182,732 Systems and methods for using machine attributes to deter software piracy in an enterprise environment 8 2005
8,725,646 Output protection levels 0 2005
8,091,142 Supplementary trust model for software licensing/commercial digital distribution policy 2 2005
* 2006/0242,081 Supplementary trust model for software licensing/commercial digital distribution policy 15 2005
9,363,481 Protected media pipeline 0 2005
8,438,645 Secure clock with grace periods 3 2005
7,680,744 Method for interdependently validating a digital content package and a corresponding digital license 13 2005
* 2005/0192,907 Method for interdependently validating a digital content package and a corresponding digital license 10 2005
8,353,046 System and method for delivery of a modular operating system 1 2005
8,176,564 Special PC mode entered upon detection of undesired state 6 2005
7,694,153 Changing product behavior in accordance with license 16 2005
* 2006/0136,747 Changing product behavior in accordance with license 3 2005
8,336,085 Tuning product policy using observed evidence of customer behavior 2 2005
9,436,804 Establishing a unique session key using a hardware functionality scan 0 2005
8,181,265 Secure machine counting 1 2005
* 2006/0036,552 Secure machine counting 56 2005
* 2006/0167,815 Digital license and method for obtaining/providing a digital license 29 2006
8,700,535 Issuing a publisher use license off-line in a digital rights management (DRM) system 0 2008
* 2009/0254,482 TIME-BASED LICENSES 16 2008
* 2009/0259,591 Information Rights Management 12 2008
9,189,605 Protected computing environment 0 2009
8,719,171 Issuing a publisher use license off-line in a digital rights management (DRM) system 0 2010
8,781,969 Extensible media rights 2 2010
8,984,293 Secure software product identifier for product validation and activation 0 2010
8,775,797 Reliable software product validation and activation with redundant security 0 2010
8,683,579 Software activation using digital licenses 1 2010
9,336,359 Device certificate individualization 0 2012
9,224,168 Tuning product policy using observed evidence of customer behavior 0 2012
 
FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED (1)
* 2003/0182,146 Method, device, and program for managing license of ASIC development tool 0 2002
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (2)
* 6,378,087 System and method for dynamically detecting unchecked error condition values in computer programs 20 1999
7,743,407 Using permissions to allocate device resources to an application 33 2002
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
6,272,469 Imaging system protocol handling method and apparatus 66 1998
6,901,371 Imaging system protocol handling method and apparatus 6 1999
* 6,988,074 Imaging system protocol handling method and apparatus 23 2000
 
Audible, Inc. (6)
7,765,308 Apparatus and method for authoring and maintaining a library of content and targeting content to a playback device 3 2001
* 2001/0037,375 Personalized time-shifted programming 3 2001
7,979,914 Time-based digital content authorization 1 2009
8,572,272 Personalized time-shifted programming 0 2010
* 2011/0016,504 Personalized Time-Shifted Programming 0 2010
9,002,746 License management for digital content 0 2012
 
Movielink, LLC (5)
* 2002/0032,905 Online digital video signal transfer apparatus and method 95 2001
7,155,415 Secure digital content licensing system and method 57 2001
7,024,466 Network configured for delivery of content for download to a recipient 72 2001
* 2002/0069,420 System and process for delivery of content over a network 113 2001
* 2006/0053,066 Online digital video signal transfer apparatus and method 55 2005
 
INTUIT INC. (1)
* 2005/0027,657 Distinguishing legitimate hardware upgrades from unauthorized installations of software on additional computers 35 2003
 
1E LIMITED (3)
* 8,463,792 Identifying software 0 2011
* 2013/0013,614 Identifying Software 1 2011
* 8,489,616 Identifying software 0 2012
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
9,147,049 Embedded building conroller with stored software license information 0 2007
 
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, INC. (3)
7,209,892 Electronic music/media distribution system 119 1999
7,624,046 Electronic music/media distribution system 12 2005
* 2005/0192,871 Electronic music/media distribution system 13 2005
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
7,197,466 Web-based system for managing software assets 18 2000
 
PRC INC. (2)
* 5,987,135 System and method for controlling and monitoring remote distributed processing system 51 1997
* 5,910,903 Method and apparatus for verifying, analyzing and optimizing a distributed simulation 28 1997
 
DIGITAL RIVER, INC. (7)
7,058,597 Apparatus and method for adaptive fraud screening for electronic commerce transactions 14 1999
7,617,124 Apparatus and method for secure downloading of files 4 2000
7,165,051 Electronic commerce system and method for detecting fraud 79 2005
* 2005/0154,676 Electronic commerce system method for detecting fraud 17 2005
8,271,396 Electronic commerce system and method for detecting fraud 2 2006
7,881,972 Electronic commerce system and method for detecting fraud 1 2006
8,050,980 Secure downloading of a file from a network system and method 1 2009
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
* 2002/0191,788 Credit or debit copy-protected optical disc 19 2001
 
Kientech, Inc. (1)
* 2011/0231,647 ACCESSING DATA IN A CONTENT-ADDRESSABLE DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM 1 2011
 
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC (4)
* 7,664,709 Method and system for securely distributing computer software products 6 2007
* 2007/0112,686 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURELY DISTRIBUTING COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCTS 5 2007
* 8,577,808 Methods for securely distributing computer software products 0 2010
* 2010/0115,507 Methods for Securely Distributing Computer Software Products 2 2010
 
ACHATES REFERENCE PUBLISHING, INC. (1)
* 6,173,403 Method and apparatus for distributing information products 13 1999
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