Patent Application PublicationTag Management
United States Patent and Trademark Office
A computer - implemented method for using tags to manage software across a product life cycle , including storing by a server computer ( i ) a tag prototype database and ( ii ) a tag instance database , the method including the steps of creating a tag for a client software component , storing the tag in the tag instance database , receiving , by a client computer , the tag and the client software component , from an electronic software distribution computer , receiving a request from the client computer to initiate a session of the client software component , obtaining the tag , by the server computer , from the client computer , verifying the tag obtained from the client computer , updating the tag to include information about the session , and replacing the tag in the client computer with the updated tag .
David D . Wright SR