US Patent No: 6,857,067

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

System and method for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data

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A system and method are provided for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data stored on an electronic device. A portable licensing medium is configured to communicate with the electronic device for storing license data. The license data is used to determine whether to allow access to the electronic data. A registration authority communicates with the electronic device. The registration authority has a database of verification data for verifying the license data stored on the licensing medium and provides updated license data to the licensing medium.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S. A.LUXEMBOURG, LU54

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Edelman, Martin S 11 Lake Ontario La., Morganville, NJ 07751 2 49

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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SAFENET DATA SECURITY (ISRAEL) LTD. (2)
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FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,029,145 Software license verification process and apparatus 57 1997
 
International Computers Limited (1)
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InterTrust Technologies Corp. (1)
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MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION (1)
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MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC (1)
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THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS S.A. (1)
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Wasy GmbH (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (5)
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7,996,669 Computer platforms and their methods of operation 0 2008
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (3)
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7,331,063 Method and system for limiting software updates 7 2004
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PANASONIC CORPORATION (3)
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SONY CORPORATION (3)
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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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INTEL CORPORATION (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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MARKANY INC. (1)
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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
8,762,736 One-time programs 0 2009
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
8,572,386 Secure device, information processing terminal, integrated circuit, terminal application generation apparatus, application authentication method 0 2004
 
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED (1)
8,417,640 Secure license key method and system 0 2005
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
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Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
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TREND MICRO INCORPORATED (1)
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