Apparatus and method for monitoring electronic devices via a global network

  • US 6,244,758 B1
  • Filed: 03/24/1997
  • Issued: 06/12/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for tracing an electronic device having an agent, said agent used for providing identifying indicia and location information for said electronic device to a host system, said electronic device connectable to said host system through a global network, said method comprising the steps of:

  • loading said agent within said electronic device for initiating communication with said host system such that said agent evades detection;

    automatically providing said host system with said identifying indicia through said global network for determining the identity of said electronic device; and

    providing said host system with one or more of the global network communication links used to enable transmission between said electronic device and said host system, said communication links used for determining the location of said electronic device.

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