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Cloud and enterprise license management    

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Overview

These inventions describe license management in emerging software usage and distribution paradigms such as cloud computing and networked software. The technology examines computers on a network or VPN/Cloud for licensing violations and take corrective actions without disruptions to users. The many methods of concurrent license management include named licenses, anonymous license pool, license leasing and license check-in / check-out functionality. Applications include:

- Corporate software license self-enforcement
- Cloud licensing
- Customizable licensing
- Rules based licensing
- Detailed identity management
- Automated licensing issuance
- Issuing licenses for software as try-buy or permanent issuance.
- Real-time license expiration event notification.
- Enforcement of concurrent software licenses on a network.
- Issuing licenses both online and offline.
- Both automated and human oriented license issuance.
- etc.

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Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 705: Data Processing:Financial, Business Practice, Management, Or Cost/Price Determination

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing operations, in which there is a significant change in the data or for performing calculation operations wherein the apparatus or method is uniquely designed for or utilized in the practice, administration, or management of an enterprise, or in the processing of financial data. It also provides for apparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing or calculating operations in which a charge for goods or services is determined.

Subclass 59: Licensing

Class 709: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring

This class provides for an electrical computer or digital data processing system or corresponding data processing method including apparatus or steps for transferring data or instruction information between a plurality of computers wherein the computers employ the data or instructions before or after transferring and the employing affects said transfer of data or instruction information. The class includes - process or apparatus for transferring data among a plurality of spatially distributed (i.e., situated, at plural locations) computers or digital data processing systems via one or more communications media (e.g., computer networks).

Subclass 203: Compression/decompression

Class 713: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Support

Subclass 164: Security kernel or utility
Subclass 182: SYSTEM ACCESS CONTROL BASED ON USER IDENTIFICATION BY CRYPTOGRAPHY
Subclass 184: PIN/password generator device
Subclass 189: DATA PROCESSING PROTECTION USING CRYPTOGRAPHY
Subclass 194: Tamper resistant

Class 726: Information Security

This class provides, within a computer or digital data processing system, for processes or apparatus for increasing a system s extension of protection of system hardware, software, or data from maliciously caused destruction, unauthorized modification, or unauthorized disclosure. It provides for protection of data processing systems, apparatus, and methods as well as protection of information and services. Subject matter included in this class includes security policies, access control, monitoring, scanning data, countermeasures, usage control, and data protection from maliciously caused destruction, unauthorized modification, or unauthorized disclosure, and includes protection of hardware, and user protection, e.g., privacy, etc.

Subclass 2: ACCESS CONTROL OR AUTHENTICATION
Subclass 21: Authorization
Subclass 26: PREVENTION OF UNAUTHORIZED USE OF DATA INCLUDING PREVENTION OF PIRACY, PRIVACY VIOLATIONS, OR UNAUTHORIZED DATA MODIFICATION
Subclass 27: Access control
Subclass 28: By authorizing user
Subclass 29: By authorizing client