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1. (WO2009126368) TIME-BASED LICENSES
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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/126368    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/034306
Publication Date: 15.10.2009 International Filing Date: 17.02.2009
IPC:
G06F 17/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: MICROSOFT CORPORATION [US/US]; One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052-6399 (US) (For All Designated States Except US)
Inventors: VADLAMANI, Viswanath; (US).
HO, Shek Lun; (US).
IVANOV, Lazar Ivanov; (US).
GUNYAKTI, Caglar; (US).
TOSHEV, Kalin; (US)
Priority Data:
12/099,137 07.04.2008 US
Title (EN) TIME-BASED LICENSES
(FR) LICENCES TEMPORAIRES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method and a system are provided for issuing a number of different types of time-based licenses associated with software products. The system may include an activation server, which may maintain licensing information in a licensing database, and a licensing platform, which may request issuance and renewal of time-based licenses. Each of the time-based licenses may be associated with respective product keys and may have a number of configurable parameters, which may make the time-based licenses suitable for a number of different licensing business models. The licensing business models may include, but not be limited to, a non-renewable evaluation license, a renewable trial license, a one-time promotion license, and a subscription license. In some embodiments, a configurable parameter may indicate an amount of time for a grace period after a time-based license would have normally expired.
(FR)L’invention concerne un procédé et un système permettant de délivrer différents types de licences temporaires associées à des produits logiciels. Ledit système peut comprendre un serveur d’activation capable de conserver des informations de concession de licence dans une base de données de concession de licence, et une plate-forme de concession de licence pouvant demander la délivrance et le renouvellement de licences temporaires. Chaque licence temporaire peut être associée à des clés de produit particulières, et plusieurs paramètres configurables peuvent servir à adapter lesdites licences temporaires à différents modèles de concession de licence commerciaux. Lesdits modèles peuvent inclure, entre autres, une licence d’évaluation non renouvelable, une licence d’essai renouvelable, une licence promotionnelle ponctuelle et une licence d’abonnement. Dans certains modes de réalisation, il est possible qu’un paramètre configurable indique la durée d’une période de grâce qui suit la date d’expiration normale d’une licence temporaire.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)