US Patent No: 6,233,567

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Method and apparatus for software licensing electronically distributed programs

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A method including the steps of receiving a registration identifier for a client; generating a registration key based on the registration identifier; and transmitting the registration key to the client.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTEL CORPORATIONSANTA CLARA, CA26138

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cohen, Aaron Michael Beaverton, OR 1 96

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,758,068 Method and apparatus for software license management 210 1995
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 5,737,419 Computer system for securing communications using split private key asymmetric cryptography 105 1996
 
BULL S.A. (1)
* 5,926,549 Process for verifying the preservation of the integrity of an unprotected request sent by a client to a server by verifying the integrity of the response 50 1997
 
CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 5,638,443 System for controlling the distribution and use of composite digital works 850 1994
 
544483 Alberta Ltd. (1)
* 5,651,064 System for preventing piracy of recorded media 83 1995
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
* 5,553,143 Method and apparatus for electronic licensing 312 1994
 
UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S.A. (1)
* 5,490,216 System for software registration 236 1993
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 5,586,186 Method and system for controlling unauthorized access to information distributed to users 91 1994
 
RIDDELL, H. GEORGE (1)
* 5,222,134 Secure system for activating personal computer software at remote locations 514 1991
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 5,555,304 Storage medium for preventing an illegal use by a third party 63 1994
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5,724,425 Method and apparatus for enhancing software security and distributing software 345 1994
 
SAFENET, INC. (1)
* 5,337,357 Method of software distribution protection 308 1993
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VOVEO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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SONY CORPORATION (4)
* 8,300,819 Service providing apparatus and server providing method 0 2003
* 2004/0010,685 Service providing apparatus and server providing method 17 2003
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* 2004/0249,961 Information processing system, and information processing apparatus and method 28 2004
 
QLOGIC, Corporation (1)
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Pitney Bowes Inc. (1)
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Mer-Tec, Inc. (1)
* 2005/0080,733 Secure internet payment process 3 2003
 
NINTENDO CO., LTD. (3)
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NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC. (4)
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6,769,989 Home video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability 109 2003
 
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7,565,697 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized use of digital content 7 2001
7,237,123 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized use of digital content 58 2001
7,328,453 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 69 2002
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8,117,667 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 4 2008
* 2008/0178,299 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 12 2008
8,261,359 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized use of digital content 2 2010
* 2010/0306,552 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED USE OF DIGITAL CONTENT 10 2010
8,844,048 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 0 2012
 
UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S.A. (44)
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 3 2008
8,374,968 License auditing for distributed applications 0 2009
* 2009/0217,384 License Auditing for Distributed Applications 3 2009
8,812,701 Device and method for secured communication 0 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 5 2010
* 2010/0325,025 System and Method for Sharing Media 3 2010
* 2010/0323,798 Systems and Methods for Game Activation 0 2010
* 2010/0324,981 System and Method for Media Distribution on Social Networks 5 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 1 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 12 2010
* 2010/0321,208 System and Method for Emergency Communications 1 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
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* 2010/0333,081 Remote Update of Computers Based on Physical Device Recognition 8 2010
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* 2010/0324,989 System and Method for Monitoring Efficacy of Online Advertising 6 2010
* 2010/0325,051 System and Method for Piracy Reduction in Software Activation 7 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 0 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 3 2010
8,671,060 Post-production preparation of an unprotected installation image for downloading as a protected software product 0 2011
8,613,110 Software piracy prevention through remote enforcement of an activation threshold 0 2012
8,695,068 Device authentication using display device irregularity 0 2013
 
M.Y.P.D. TECHNOLOGIES LTD., C/O KEREN-SCHECHTER LAW FIRM (1)
6,411,941 Method of restricting software operation within a license limitation 46 1998
 
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. (2)
* 8,185,965 System and method for enhanced piracy protection in a wireless personal communication device 0 2010
8,561,211 System and method for enhanced piracy protection in a wireless personal communication device 0 2012
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (41)
* 7,010,808 Binding digital content to a portable storage device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system 76 2000
* 7,171,662 System and method for software licensing 126 2000
7,343,297 System and related methods for managing and enforcing software licenses 46 2001
* 2002/0194,010 System and related methods for managing and enforcing software licenses 20 2001
7,788,496 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code on behalf thereof 4 2003
* 7,861,306 Method and system for limiting the use of user-specific software features 6 2004
* 2005/0060,266 Method and system for limiting the use of user-specific software features 154 2004
7,809,648 System and method for software licensing 16 2004
* 2005/0102,240 System and method for software licensing 33 2004
7,890,428 Flexible licensing architecture for licensing digital application 9 2005
* 2006/0179,002 Flexible licensing architecture for licensing digital application 7 2005
7,549,051 Long-life digital certification for publishing long-life digital content or the like in content rights management system or the like 5 2005
8,738,536 Licensing content for use on portable device 1 2005
7,856,404 Playlist burning in rights-management context 5 2005
* 2006/0235,801 Licensing content for use on portable device 22 2005
8,725,646 Output protection levels 0 2005
8,290,874 Rights management system for streamed multimedia content 1 2005
7,693,280 Rights management system for streamed multimedia content 3 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 14 2005
8,438,645 Secure clock with grace periods 1 2005
7,624,451 Binding a digital license to a portable or the like in a digital rights management (DMR) system and checking out/checking in the digital license to/from the portable device or the like 7 2005
7,979,911 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code from third computer process on behalf of first process 0 2005
* 2005/0222,960 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code from third computer process on behalf of first process 4 2005
8,321,690 Protecting digital media of various content types 1 2005
* 2007/0038,873 Protecting digital media of various content types 10 2005
8,103,592 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code on behalf of first process 3 2005
* 2006/0069,653 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code on behalf of first process 13 2005
* 7,231,669 Binding content to a portable storage device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system 15 2006
* 2006/0150,257 Binding content to a portable storage device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system 12 2006
7,386,891 Binding a digital license to a portable device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system and checking out/checking in the digital license to/from the portable device or the like 8 2006
* 2006/0259,770 Binding a digital license to a portable device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system and checking out/checking in the digital license to/from the portable device or the like 2 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 13 2008
7,716,745 Binding a digital license to a portable device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system and checking out/checking in the digital license to/from the portable device or the like 3 2008
* 2009/0313,171 ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION VERIFICATION 0 2008
8,325,916 Encryption scheme for streamed multimedia content protected by rights management system 1 2010
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 1 2010
* 8,380,634 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code on behalf of first process 0 2011
* 2012/0096,566 FIRST COMPUTER PROCESS AND SECOND COMPUTER PROCESS PROXY-EXECUTING CODE ON BEHALF OF FIRST PROCESS 1 2011
 
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. (1)
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NETAUTHORITY, INC. (4)
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* 2011/0009,092 System and Method for Secured Mobile Communication 2 2010
8,316,421 System and method for device authentication with built-in tolerance 3 2010
* 2011/0093,920 System and Method for Device Authentication with Built-In Tolerance 5 2010
 
NetAuthority (1)
8,495,359 System and method for securing an electronic communication 0 2010
 
AGCO (1)
* 2002/0040,300 System and method for creating controller application maps for site-specific farming 12 2001
 
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
* 2011/0320,311 SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION METHOD AND APPARATUS 0 2011
 
CYBERLINK CORP. (3)
8,898,657 System and method for licensing software 0 2003
* 2005/0076,334 System and method for licensing software 15 2003
9,015,696 System and method for licensing software 0 2012
 
ECD Systems (1)
* 2007/0199,074 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized use of digital content 4 2007
 
Moldflow Netherlands Limited (1)
7,032,113 Network enabled application software system and method 24 2001
 
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. (4)
* 7,069,553 Universal deployment tool 84 2003
* 2004/0177,352 Universal deployment tool 25 2003
* 7,133,917 System and method for distribution of software licenses in a networked computing environment 8 2004
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RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (3)
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UNILOC USA (5)
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* 2007/0143,844 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTION OF TAMPERING ATTACKS 3 2006
7,908,662 System and method for auditing software usage 6 2008
8,160,962 Installing protected software product using unprotected installation image 0 2008
* 2009/0083,730 Installing Protected Software Product Using Unprotected Installation Image 25 2008
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
7,197,466 Web-based system for managing software assets 18 2000
 
UNILOC CORPORATION (1)
* 2009/0150,674 System and Method for Device Bound Public Key Infrastructure 9 2008
 
Codesealer APS (1)
* 2009/0249,492 Fabrication of computer executable program files from source code 23 2007
 
WILMINGTON TRUST FSB (2)
* 2005/0038,751 System and method for software site licensing 3 2003
8,738,535 System and method for software site licensing 1 2003
 
SIGHTLINE VISION AB (1)
* 2005/0177,410 Method to start a computer program 0 2005
 
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (2)
7,213,268 Method for controlling customer-implemented data updates 8 2003
* 2005/0039,006 Method for controlling customer-implemented data updates 3 2003
 
INTEL CORPORATION (4)
* 6,785,885 Mechanism for automatically securing licensing for unlicenced codec 24 2000
* 2002/0087,957 Method and apparatus for codec distribution and licensing 4 2000
8,909,777 Systems and methods for dynamic access to program features 0 2010
* 2011/0138,445 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC ACCESS TO PROGRAM FEATURES 2 2010
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
7,146,340 Method and systems for licensing electronic data 17 2001
 
SAFENET DATA SECURITY (ISRAEL) LTD. (1)
* 2008/0208,754 METHOD FOR DETECTING DUPLICATED INSTANCES OF A SOFTWARE LICENSE 8 2007
 
GAMETEK LLC (1)
7,076,445 System and methods for obtaining advantages and transacting the same in a computer gaming environment 65 2000
 
DEVICEAUTHORITY, INC. (8)
8,464,059 System and method for device bound public key infrastructure 0 2008
9,047,458 Network access protection 1 2010
* 2010/0325,710 Network Access Protection 22 2010
9,047,450 Identification of embedded system devices 0 2010
8,726,407 Authentication of computing and communications hardware 4 2010
8,438,394 Device-bound certificate authentication 0 2011
8,446,834 Traceback packet transport protocol 0 2011
8,755,386 Traceback packet transport protocol 0 2013
 
WIBU-Systems AG (2)
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TETRAGLYPH TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
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