|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||713/200 ; 380/04|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 147 인용 특허 : 12|
Software metering is implemented within a computing system. Using a communication path, contact with the computing system is established and terms of the software metering are agreed upon. The software within the computing system is then activated via the communication path. The activation includes specification to the computing system of parameters for the software metering.
[ We claim:] [1.] A method for providing software metering for software within an intermittently available portable computer comprising the following steps:(a) establishing contact between a remote management information system and the intermittently available portable computer using a communication path;(b) reaching an agreement between the intermittently available portable computer and the remote management information system on terms of the software metering;(c) activating the software within the intermittently available portable computer via the comm...