US Patent No. 10,169,596

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM


Patent No. 10,169,596
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Information Processing Apparatus, Method, And Storage Medium
Inventorship Hiroshi Fuse, Kawasaki (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,169,596

1. An information processing apparatus configured to control an operation of software based on an issued license, the information processing apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to operate as:
a holding unit configured to hold a serial number input to issue a first license for controlling the operation of the software;
a reception unit configured to receive an input of a serial number required to issue a second license for controlling the operation of the software at a different version;
a checking unit configured to check whether the serial number corresponding to the first license held by the holding unit and the serial number received by the reception unit are different from each other; and
a control unit configured to control the software based on the second license issued by a licensing server based on the serial number received by the reception unit along with returning the first license to the licensing server, if the checking unit confirms that the serial number corresponding to the first license held by the holding unit and the serial number received by the reception unit are different.