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Symantec Assigned Patent for Software as a Service Via Virtualization

Symantec has been assigned a patent (8,494,964) developed by Jordan Sanderson, Orem, Utah, for a "software as a service via virtualization."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states:

"A system, method, and computer program product for managing limited-use software on a host computer having an operating system is disclosed. A software application can be installed in the operating system as a virtualized application using light weight virtualization technology. Rights usage information for the software application is received, the rights usage information comprising a rule describing permitted use of the software application on the host computer. A determination is made whether to enable the virtualized application based at least in part on the rights usage information. Responsive to the determination, the virtualized application is enabled to be executed on the host computer."

The patent application was filed on Feb. 6, 2009 (12/367,388).

Click here for the full-text of the patent.

Published Thursday, July 25, 2013 7:41 AM by David Marshall
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