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Intel had nine patents in blockchain during Q1 2024. Intel Corp’s Q1 2024 patents focus on license management solutions for software defined silicon (SDSi) products, decentralized compute infrastructure (DCI) for offloading workloads, decentralized proof of creation using blockchain and smart contracts, managing blockchain network nodes, and software application container hardware resource allocation using sidecar apparatuses. These patents aim to improve efficiency, security, and resource allocation in various computing environments. GlobalData’s report on Intel gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Intel grant share with blockchain 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: License management for software defined silicon (Patent ID: US20240095315A1)

The patent filed by Intel Corp. discloses methods, apparatus, and systems for implementing license management solutions for software-defined silicon (SDSi) products. These solutions include virtual resource migration, resource configuration management, hardware self-configuration, reduced footprint agents, license transfer in response to failures, transferring node-locked licenses, community license generation, expirable licenses, non-node-locked licenses via blockchain, and activating hardware features with pre-generated licenses. The patent details methods for storing data associated with servers, identifying servers with compatible features, reconfiguring servers based on features, migrating virtual machines between servers, and executing workloads based on features, licenses, and VM states.

The patent claims describe a method and apparatus for storing, identifying, and reconfiguring servers to facilitate the migration of virtual machines between servers while maintaining the necessary features, licenses, and VM states. The claims cover aspects such as secure storage, trusted execution environments, generating recommendations for workload execution improvements, obtaining and deploying licenses, and resuming workload execution based on VM states. The patent also includes provisions for reconfiguring servers based on feature changes, storing data associated with servers, and migrating virtual machines bidirectionally. Overall, the patent focuses on efficient license management solutions for SDSi products to enhance resource utilization and workload execution across servers.

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