NETGEAR‘s patent involves a cloud system method for changing ownership of a network access device. The system initiates a change, receives authorization from the current owner, and upon a physical reset, releases ownership to a new user. If authorization or reset is invalid, the device reverts to a prior configuration. GlobalData’s report on NETGEAR gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on NETGEAR, Satellite internet access was a key innovation area identified from patents. NETGEAR's grant share as of February 2024 was 85%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Transfer ownership of network access device between users

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: NETGEAR Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11886594B2) outlines a computer-readable storage medium carrying instructions for a cloud system to manage the transfer of ownership of a network access device between users. The system initiates a change in registration, receives authorization from the current owner, and validates a physical reset at the device before transferring ownership to a new user. If the authorization or reset is invalid, the device reverts to a prior configuration. The process ensures that ownership transfer requires both user authorization and a physical reset, with only one owner allowed at a time.

Additionally, the patent details methods for the cloud system to handle ownership transfers, including receiving login credentials, sending notifications to users, and restoring device settings. The system can also facilitate ownership transfer requests from new users, prompting the current owner for authorization. Electronic communications are utilized to inform users of successful or failed ownership transfers. The patent emphasizes the importance of user authentication and physical reset in ensuring secure and valid ownership transfers of network access devices, such as routers, switches, modems, or access points, within a cloud system.

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