08601598 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 46 patents.

A system that enables a cloud-based data repository to function as a secure ‘drop-box’ for data that corresponds to a user is provided. The ‘drop box’ can be facilitated through the use of cryptographic keying technologies. For instance, data that is ‘dropped’ by or on behalf of a particular user can be encrypted using a public key that corresponds to a user-specific private key. Thus, although the data resides within the large pool of ‘cloud-based’ data, it is protected since it can only be decrypted by using the private key, which is kept secret. The innovation can further facilitate user-centric secure storage by partitioning the cloud-based repository into multiple partitions, each of which corresponds to specific indexing criteria.

Title
Off-premise encryption of data storage
Application Number
11/536907
Publication Number
8601598 (B2)
Application Date
September 29, 2006
Publication Date
December 3, 2013
Inventor
Melora Zaner Godsey
Redmond
WA, US
Ira L Snyder Jr
Bellevue
WA, US
Debi P Mishra
Bellevue
WA, US
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer
Mercer Island
WA, US
Alexander G Gounares
Kirkland
WA, US
Michael Connolly
Seattle
WA, US
Lili Cheng
Bellevue
WA, US
Thomas F Bergstraesser
Kirkland
WA, US
William H Gates III
Medina
WA, US
Raymond E Ozzie
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04L 29/06
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