International Business Machines Assigned Patent for Method and Apparatus for Populating a Software Catalog with Automated Use Signature Generation
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 29 -- International Business Machines, Armonk, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,521,865) developed by Salvatore D'Alo, Rome, Italy, Scot MacLellan, Rome, Italy, and Antonio Perrone, Rome, Italy, for a "method and apparatus for populating a software catalog with automated use signature generation."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method and a corresponding apparatus for managing software licenses on a plurality of computer are proposed. The present method and system aim at populating a software catalog without the manual intervention of an administrator. The present invention reduces the cost of producing and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge base (the catalog) which contains definitions of software products and the related use signature. Information about software products and their related signature is obtained through a process which gathers information with an automated process which takes an initial snapshot of all processes running on a monitored data processing system and makes a comparison with a final snapshot after execution of a software product has been started. A "use signature" of the software product is then generated according to the difference."
The patent application was filed on Nov. 29, 2006 (11/564,486). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8521865.PN.&OS=PN/8521865&RS=PN/8521865
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Anand Kumar.
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