Network monitoring system for tracking, billing and recovering licenses

  • US 5,717,604 A
  • Filed: 05/25/1995
  • Issued: 02/10/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A network monitoring system comprising:

  • a computer including processing means for executing a multi-tasking operating system which is capable of running a plurality of user applications each of which being associated with an active or an inactive window, wherein one of said user applications is provided by at least one of a server and a service and is subject to a license restriction,wherein when said one of said user applications is associated with said active window, said user application is executed by said processing means;

    display means, coupled to said processing means, for displaying a user interface of said operating system; and

    user prompting means, run by said processing means and said display means and associated with said one of said user applications, for prompting a user when said one of said user applications has been associated with an inactive window for a period greater than a first predetermined period.

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