US Patent No: 7,996,669

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Computer platforms and their methods of operation

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20090031141

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Abstract

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A computer platform (100) uses a tamper-proof component (120), or 'trusted module', of a computer platform in conjunction with software, preferably running within the tamper-proof component, that controls the uploading and usage of data on the platform as a generic dongle for that platform. Licensing checks can occur within a trusted environment (in other words, an environment which can be trusted to behave as the user expects); this can be enforced by integrity checking of the uploading and license-checking software. Metering records can be stored in the tamper-proof device and reported back to administrators as required. There can be an associated clearinghouse mechanism to enable registration and payment for data.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANYPALO ALTO, CA883
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.HOUSTON, TX23182

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chan, David Scarborough, CA 110 1344
Pearson, Siani Lynne Bristol, GB 39 497

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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CERTCO, INC. (1)
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GEMALTO SA (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
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InterTrust Technologies Corp. (2)
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H2 PARTNERS LLC (1)
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SOSPITA AS (1)
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FLEXERA SOFTWARE LLC (1)
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SHIELDIP, INC. (1)
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CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
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APPLE INC. (1)
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EMC CORPORATION (1)
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INTEL CORPORATION (1)
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TUT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (10)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,938,796 Case secure computer architecture 0 2013
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