AIS is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent in 2023, expanding the company’s intellectual property (IP) and raising its portfolio to 19 issued patents with multiple currently pending.
“Continuing to expand our patent portfolio allows us to bring truly novel technologies to the market,” said Scott Robidoux, Chief Operating Officer at AIS. “This patent titled CODE PROTECTION protects and secures sensitive or proprietary interpreted plaintext source code from reverse engineering and tampering. The idea originated from our Internal Research and Development Program, which gives AIS employees the autonomy to pursue new and innovative ideas.”
Invention is credited to Adam Meily, Principal Engineer at AIS.
U.S. Patent No. 11,550,883: “CODE PROTECTION”
A method that includes receiving a request to execute bytecode that corresponds to secured program code, the secured program code including an encrypted version of the bytecode. Based on receiving the request to execute the bytecode, the method resolves the request, the resolving including identifying a location on disk of the secured program code. Based on resolving the request, a license file for decrypting the encrypted version of the bytecode for execution is assessed, the license file including an encrypted key-value. The encrypted key-value is used in decrypting the encrypted version of the bytecode to obtain decrypted bytecode, where the decrypting places the decrypted bytecode in working memory, and the decrypted bytecode is executed.
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