Method of restricting software operation within a license limitation

DC CAFC
  • US 6,411,941 B1
  • Filed: 10/01/1998
  • Issued: 06/25/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of restricting software operation within a license for use with a computer including an erasable, non-volatile memory area of a BIOS of the computer, and a volatile memory area;

  • the method comprising the steps of;

    selecting a program residing in the volatile memory, using an agent to set up a verification structure in the erasable, non-volatile memory of the BIOS, the verification structure accommodating data that includes at least one license record, verifying the program using at least the verification structure from the erasable non-volatile memory of the BIOS, and acting on the program according to the verification.

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