Acronis International had three patents in digitalization 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 blocking access to specific software items. The technology also allows for monitoring usage of software items distributed over a network and adjusting parameters to ensure compliance with usage conditions outlined in the contract. GlobalData’s report on Acronis International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Acronis International grant share with digitalization as a theme is 33% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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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, 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, with the contract potentially being a smart contract for a blockchain.

The method and system outlined in the patent aim to streamline the process of software item transactions by automating the creation of contracts based on approved quotes. By monitoring compliance with usage conditions, the system ensures that users adhere to the agreed-upon terms, with non-compliance leading to access restrictions. The system can classify software items, determine usage term periods, and retrieve pre-existing contracts for inclusion or modification based on the transaction. Overall, the patent introduces an efficient and automated approach to managing software item transactions through the use of generated contracts and monitoring mechanisms.

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