US Patent No: 6,857,067

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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, LU79

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Edelman, Martin S 11 Lake Ontario La., Morganville, NJ 07751 1 64

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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GTE CYBERTRUST SOLUTIONS INCORPORATED (1)
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Intertrust Technologies Corporation (1)
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Thomson Consumer Electronics S.A. (1)
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INTERNATIONAL COMPUTERS LIMITED (1)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (1)
5,933,498 System for controlling access and distribution of digital property 814 1997
 
FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (1)
5,987,134 Device and method for authenticating user's access rights to resources 163 1997
 
IMPRIVATA, INC. (2)
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6,087,955 Apparatus and method for providing an authentication system 22 1998
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
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SOCIONEXT INC. (1)
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MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION (1)
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SAFENET DATA SECURITY (ISRAEL) LTD. (2)
6,009,525 Multi-tier electronic software distribution 162 1997
6,009,401 Relicensing of electronically purchased software 279 1998
 
Wasy GmbH (1)
6,101,606 System for securing protected software from unauthorized use in computer networks 48 1997
 
Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH (1)
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GOOGLE INC. (1)
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BT AMERICAS INC. (1)
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ANGEL SECURE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,067,582 System for installing information related to a software application to a remote computer over a network 191 1996
 
SAFENET, INC. (3)
5,826,011 Method of metering and protecting computer software 40 1996
6,021,438 License management system using daemons and aliasing 126 1997
6,128,741 Compact transparent dongle device 17 1998
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IGT (6)
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LIEBERMAN SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
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NINTENDO CO., LTD. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (10)
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JAMES, VICKI L. (3)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (1)
* 2009/0222,673 SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS AND DISTRIBUTION OF DIGITAL PROPERTY 4 2009
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (11)
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* 2008/0182,576 MESSAGE ORDERING FOR NETWORK BASED MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 5 2008
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
7,809,819 Policy-based packet classification 3 2007
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
* 7,703,142 Software license authorization system 10 2004
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (7)
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* 2009/0031,141 COMPUTER PLATFORMS AND THEIR METHODS OF OPERATION 16 2008
 
HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC. (2)
7,478,247 Methods and systems for securing data processing devices 2 2005
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BLACKBERRY LIMITED (2)
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BALLY GAMING, INC. (3)
* 7,467,404 System and method for distributing software licenses 10 2004
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KOREA SMART CARD CO., LTD. (1)
* 2009/0293,133 Card Authorization Terminal System and a Card Management Method Using the Same 0 2007
 
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* 8,725,610 System and method for managing privacy for offerings 0 2006
 
BroadOn Communications Corp. (1)
* 2010/0017,501 CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND METHOD 2 2007
 
IVSC IP LLC (1)
* 2012/0303,533 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING, DISTRIBUTING AND ENFORCING FOR-HIRE VEHICLE OPERATING PARAMETERS 1 2011
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (1)
* 2003/0163,428 System for controlling access and distribution of digital property 21 2002
 
Markany Inc. (2)
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CULTURE.COM TECHNOLOGY (MACAU) LTD. (1)
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INTEL CORPORATION (2)
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RPX CORPORATION (3)
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ALCATEL (1)
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TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (3)
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