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, CA25474

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cohen, Aaron Michael Beaverton, OR 1 83

Cited Art Landscape

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BULL S.A. (1)
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CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
5,758,068 Method and apparatus for software license management 179 1995
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
5,586,186 Method and system for controlling unauthorized access to information distributed to users 88 1994
 
NOVELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,553,143 Method and apparatus for electronic licensing 284 1994
 
RIDDELL, H. GEORGE (1)
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SAFENET, INC. (1)
5,337,357 Method of software distribution protection 288 1993
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S. A. (1)
5,490,216 System for software registration 204 1993
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (28)
7,010,808 Binding digital content to a portable storage device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system 60 2000
7,171,662 System and method for software licensing 105 2000
7,343,297 System and related methods for managing and enforcing software licenses 27 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 5 2004
7,809,648 System and method for software licensing 11 2004
7,890,428 Flexible licensing architecture for licensing digital application 3 2005
7,801,821 Flexible licensing architecture for licensing digital application 0 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 2 2005
8,738,536 Licensing content for use on portable device 0 2005
7,856,404 Playlist burning in rights-management context 5 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 2 2005
8,091,142 Supplementary trust model for software licensing/commercial digital distribution policy 1 2005
8,438,645 Secure clock with grace periods 0 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 6 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
8,321,690 Protecting digital media of various content types 2005
8,103,592 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code on behalf of first process 2 2005
7,231,669 Binding content to a portable storage device or the like in a digital rights management (DRM) system 10 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
8,700,535 Issuing a publisher use license off-line in a digital rights management (DRM) system 0 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
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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 0 2010
8,380,634 First computer process and second computer process proxy-executing code on behalf of first process 0 2011
 
UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S. A. (14)
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 0 2008
8,374,968 License auditing for distributed applications 0 2009
8,423,473 Systems and methods for game activation 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
8,239,852 Remote update of computers based on physical device recognition 0 2010
8,213,907 System and method for secured mobile communication 1 2010
8,769,296 Software signature tracking 0 2010
8,316,421 System and method for device authentication with built-in tolerance 1 2010
8,438,394 Device-bound certificate authentication 0 2011
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
 
SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC. (5)
7,565,697 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized use of digital content 6 2001
7,237,123 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized use of digital content 37 2001
7,328,453 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 27 2002
8,117,667 Systems and methods for the prevention of unauthorized use and manipulation of digital content 1 2008
8,261,359 Systems and methods for preventing unauthorized use of digital content 1 2010
 
DEVICEAUTHORITY, INC. (3)
8,464,059 System and method for device bound public key infrastructure 0 2008
8,726,407 Authentication of computing and communications hardware 0 2010
8,446,834 Traceback packet transport protocol 0 2011
 
NINTENDO CO., LTD. (3)
6,599,194 Home video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability 93 1999
6,468,160 Security system for video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability 121 1999
6,942,573 Security system for video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability 8 2004
 
NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC. (3)
6,336,866 Security system for video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability 1999
6,712,704 Security system for video game system with hard disk drive and internet access capability 88 2002
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UNILOC USA (3)
8,087,092 Method and apparatus for detection of tampering attacks 3 2006
7,908,662 System and method for auditing software usage 4 2008
8,160,962 Installing protected software product using unprotected installation image 0 2008
 
COMPUTER ASSOCIATES THINK, INC. (2)
7,069,553 Universal deployment tool 67 2003
7,133,917 System and method for distribution of software licenses in a networked computing environment 6 2004
 
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
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
8,300,819 Service providing apparatus and server providing method 0 2003
7,984,487 Information processing system, and information processing apparatus and method 1 2003
 
CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
8,705,733 Unique identifier per chip for digital audio/video data encryption/decryption in personal video recorders 0 2010
 
Device Authority, Inc. (1)
8,755,386 Traceback packet transport protocol 0 2013
 
GAMETEK LLC (1)
7,076,445 System and methods for obtaining advantages and transacting the same in a computer gaming environment 36 2000
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORPORATION (1)
7,197,466 Web-based system for managing software assets 14 2000
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,785,885 Mechanism for automatically securing licensing for unlicenced codec 21 2000
 
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. (1)
7,201,659 Data delivery system, data delivery server and video game device 16 2002
 
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
7,213,268 Method for controlling customer-implemented data updates 8 2003
 
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 38 1998
 
MOLDFLOW NETHERLANDS LIMITED (1)
7,032,113 Network enabled application software system and method 24 2001
 
NetAuthority (1)
8,495,359 System and method for securing an electronic communication 0 2010
 
NOVELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
7,146,340 Method and systems for licensing electronic data 17 2001
 
PITNEY BOWES INC. (1)
7,647,278 Method for facilitating a transaction between a merchant and a buyer 11 1999
 
QLOGIC CORPORATION (1)
8,185,960 System and method for managing access to adapter features 1 2006
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
8,341,423 Machine, machine management apparatus, system, and method, and recording medium 0 2009
 
WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (1)
7,143,297 Procedure for the protection of computer software and/or computer-readable data as well as protective equipment 13 2001
 
WILMINGTON TRUST FSB (1)
8,738,535 System and method for software site licensing 0 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8,812,701 Device and method for secured communication 0 2009
8,103,553 Method for making money on internet news sites and blogs 1 2009