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A software pay-per-use (PPU) licensing system is disclosed. The PPU licensing system includes one or more licensor license management system (LMS) and one or more licensee LMS. Each licensee LMS includes one or more components that operate to grant pay-per-use licenses for software applications, including data collection on amount of usage licenses granted, and to monitor operational states of the pay-per-use license granting and data collection operations, including periodic reporting of state and usage license granted data to a licensor LMS. Each licensor LMS includes components that operate to receive, store and process state and usage license granted data for the software applications from the licensee systems, including verification of timely periodic reporting from the licensee LMS.

Title
Software pay per use licensing system
Application Number
9/104459
Publication Number
6049789
Application Date
June 24, 1998
Publication Date
April 11, 2000
Inventor
Bela L Kirchberger
McMinnville
OR, US
Michael R Frison
Tualatin
OR, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Mentor Graphics Corporation
OR, US
IPC
H04L 9/00
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