Software-enabled Remote Licensing And Provisioning

  • Published: Sep 8, 2016
  • Earliest Priority: Mar 02 2015
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Described herein are systems and methods for providing software provisioning of functionality in a wireless communications device. Software-enabling functionality may include systems for granting a license to intellectual property or other pre-embedded functionality within a device. Communications to and from the device may be used to send or receive activation messages and/or licensing messages. Network capabilities may be provisioned using activation messages sent over the network. Activation messages may be sent in-band or out-of-band, for a device connected to the Internet and/or a mobile operator core network. Licenses may be required for any functions or intellectual property present on a given device. Activation may enable logical modules of a system-on-chip (SOC), functions of a software-defined radio (SDR), baseband, or DSP core. The disclosed systems and methods could thereby provide a new, flexible paradigm, namely, “Silicon as a Service (SaaS).”

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  • Publication: Sep 8, 2016
  • Application: Mar 2, 2016
    US US 201615059284 A
  • Priority: Mar 2, 2016
    US US 201615059284 A
  • Priority: Mar 2, 2015
    US US 201562127136 P

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