Acronis International had three patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Acronis International GmbH has developed systems and methods for monitoring and managing software item access through generated contracts. These contracts include usage conditions that users must comply with, and non-compliance can result in blocked access to software items. The technology also involves identifying discrepancies in usage conditions, generating new conditions based on historic parameters, and adjusting usage parameters to comply with contract conditions. This ensures efficient and compliant usage of software items distributed over a network of computing devices. GlobalData’s report on Acronis International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Acronis International had no grants in cloud as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Systems and methods for monitoring software items based on generated contracts (Patent ID: US20240086499A1)

The patent filed by Acronis International GmbH describes a system and method for monitoring software items using a generated contract. The method involves transmitting a quote to a user, generating a contract based on the approved quote, extracting software item information, determining usage conditions for accessing the software items, and monitoring compliance with these conditions. Non-compliance results in blocking access to the software item. The system includes a memory and hardware processor to carry out these functions, including classifying software items, determining usage term periods, and retrieving pre-existing contracts if necessary.

The method and system outlined in the patent aim to streamline the process of software item monitoring by automating the generation of contracts based on approved quotes. By setting usage conditions and monitoring compliance, the system ensures that users adhere to the terms of accessing software items. The inclusion of smart contracts for blockchain and the ability to retrieve pre-existing contracts add layers of efficiency and security to the process. Overall, the patent presents a comprehensive approach to managing software items through generated contracts, enhancing transparency and control over software transactions.

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