Acronis International had two patents in ecommerce 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 the software items. The technology also allows for adjusting parameters of software item usage to ensure compliance with 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 had no grants in ecommerce 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, and monitoring compliance with these conditions. If non-compliance is detected, access to the software item is blocked. 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.

The method and system outlined in the patent aim to streamline the process of software item transactions by automating the generation of contracts based on approved quotes. By monitoring compliance with usage conditions, the system ensures that users adhere to the terms of access for various software items, including subscription-based items with specific usage term periods. The use of smart contracts for blockchain technology is also mentioned, highlighting a potential application of this system in ensuring secure and transparent transactions. Overall, the patent presents a comprehensive approach to managing software item transactions efficiently and securely through the use of generated contracts and monitoring mechanisms.

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