Method and system for granting access to system and content

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8661557
APP PUB NO 20120095816A1
SERIAL NO

13333871

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A method and system for granting access to system and content is provided. A key is provided that allows access by a client computer to content that includes a plurality of resources. A server is accessed and the key is provided to the server. Based on the key, access is granted to the content. A program on the client computer requests a resource of the plurality of resources. If the resource is located locally, the resource is provided to the program. Otherwise, the resource is downloaded from the content server and stored locally. A data structure is modified to indicate that the resource is stored locally and the resource is provided to the program.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VALVE CORPORATIONBELLEVUE, WA54

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Birum, Derrick Jason Duvall, US 12 569
Dunkle, Harold Michael North Bend, US 2 20
Ellis, Richard Donald Carnation, US 10 493
Jones, Paul David Renton, US 10 485
Newcombe, Christopher Richard Kirkland, US 19 661
Thompson, Mikel Howard Shoreline, US 6 374

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