US Patent No: 6,023,766

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Software license control system and software license control equipment

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The invention provides a software license control system and a software license control equipment that control a license for a software (application program) used in a computer, that realizes to make the license control of the software efficient, to enhance reliability of the license, and to simplify control operations by users. In order to achieve the object, the system according to the invention is provided with a software execution equipment that executes the software on which a license control software is added and a software license control equipment that controls the license for the software. The system is so designed as to interchange information relating to the license for the software between the software execution equipment and the software license control equipment by means of an electronic mail.

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SOCIONEXT INC.KANAGAWA, JP3589

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Yamamura, Kazuyuki Kawasaki, JP 7 93

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RPX CORPORATION (1)
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FLEXERA SOFTWARE LLC (1)
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