Security patents granted

Kaspersky granted patents for several new technologies

Kaspersky Lab has announced the successful patenting of five cutting-edge IT security technologies in Russia.

Patent No. 2 363 045 describes an effective method of treating computers infected by malicious programs that actively combat deletion.

Patent No. 2 363 047 relates to a method of text and spam detection in bitmaps. The technology, developed by Eugene Smirnov, does not require machine pattern recognition and provides fast, high-level detection of unsolicited messages in images.

Patent No.85 249 describes a hardware antivirus solution whose main function is to prevent the spread of malicious programs by filtering data sent to external memory.

Rospatent also granted patent No. 85 247 to a method of spam identification that uses lexical vectors.

Kaspersky Lab was also granted patent No. 85 248 for technology that manages license keys for corporate products. The technology optimises the management of license keys with variable validity periods in cases where the number of computers changes.

“This is really very special. Never before has Kaspersky Lab been granted five patents all at once. It is important to understand that a patent is a monopoly on the technology described in it and it prohibits its usage by third parties without the right holder’s permission. In Russia we have no legal precedents for patents and no patent court as such, but soon when all that is in place, it will be very important for a vendor to protect its technology. That is why Kaspersky Lab is patenting its innovative technologies in Russia,” commented Nadia Kashchenko, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Kaspersky Lab.

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