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 January 2024 was 86%. 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 facilitate the transfer of ownership of a network access device from one user to another. The process involves initiating a change in registration, receiving authorization from the current owner, and detecting a physical reset at the device. If both authorization and reset are valid, ownership is transferred to the new user. However, if either is invalid, the device reverts to its previous settings before the reset occurred. The patent emphasizes the need for both authorization and a physical reset for ownership transfer, ensuring only one owner at a time for the device.

Furthermore, the patent details additional steps such as receiving login credentials from the current owner, sending notifications to the new owner, and restoring device registration in case of ownership transfer failure. The cloud system is also responsible for sending electronic communications to users involved in the ownership transfer process. The patent highlights the importance of a secure and user-friendly method for transferring ownership of network access devices, ensuring a seamless transition between users while maintaining the integrity of the device's settings and configurations.

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