DEVICE WITH IC, SOC OR SIP HAVING ONE OR MORE REMOTELY ENABLED MODULE AND METHODS FOR SELLING THE DEVICE

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APP PUB NO 20080272880A1
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12113670

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A device comprises an integrated circuit comprising N first circuit modules each having an enabled state, wherein N is an integer greater than zero and M second circuit modules each having a disabled state, wherein M is an integer greater than zero. A control module that outputs upgrade data including identification of the M second circuit modules for enabling the M second circuit modules, respectively, and that allows selection and enablement of at least one of the M second circuit modules by a purchaser based on payment of at least corresponding ones of M prices associated with said M second circuit modules.

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MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTDST MICHAEL

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gopi, Paramesh Cupertino, CA 32 616
Lambert, Paul A Mountain View, CA 81 1007
Saund, Saran Mountain View, CA 11 45
Sutardja, Sehat Los Altos Hills, CA 537 5589

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