Global Patent Index - EP 1163592 A1

EP 1163592 A1 2001-12-19 - SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION, EXECUTION AND UPGRADING

Title (en)

SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION, EXECUTION AND UPGRADING

Title (de)

SOFTWARE VERTEILUNG, AUSFÜHRUNG UND AKTUALISIERUNG

Title (fr)

DISTRIBUTION, EXECUTION ET PERFECTIONNEMENT DE LOGICIELS

Publication

EP 1163592 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99919739 A

Priority

SG 9900037 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0055740A1] A method of distributing software over a communication network includes the steps of: making the software available on a file server attached to the network; providing and executing an installation application on a user's computer attached to the network; monitoring file requests made by the installation application; identifying file requests which relate to files which are not present on the user's computer; downloading the identified files from the file server; storing the downloaded files in storage media on the user's computer; and directing the file requests for the identified files, and any future file requests for those files, to the downloaded versions of those files. Similar methods are provided for executing software over a network and upgrading software over a network.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 13/00; G06F 15/177

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/445 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 8/61 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0055740A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IE IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 0055740 A1 20000921; WO 0055740 A8 20010301; EP 1163592 A1 20011219

INPADOC legal status


2006-04-12 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051001

2001-12-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010913

2001-12-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IE IT