Kaspersky Lab patents 5 cutting-edge technologies in Russia

07 Sep 2009
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against all forms of malicious software including viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, announces the successful patenting of five cutting-edge IT security technologies in Russia. The patents have been registered by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (Rospatent).

Patent No. 2 363 045 describes an effective method of treating computers infected by malicious programs that actively combat deletion. The technique, developed by Mikhail Pavlyushik, is capable of detecting a malicious program with several copies that launch in different processes on the same machine. It also blocks activation of one copy by another and completely removes all traces of copies from the computer.

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. The method is resistant to spammer tricks such as the rotating or warping of text, the fracturing of text within images and the addition of various noise elements.

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. The patented antivirus technology was developed by Oleg Zaitsev.

Rospatent also granted patent No. 85 247 to a method of spam identification that uses lexical vectors. The method, developed by Andrey Kalinin, can effectively detect spam in emails by analysing their lexical content and calculating 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. The technology was developed by a group of Kaspersky Lab experts including Alexey Kalgin, Andrey Kulaga, Damir Shiyafetdinov, Andrey Kazachkov, Stephane Le Hir, Philippe Bodemer and Damien Billy.

“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.

Kaspersky Lab currently has more than 30 patent applications pending in several countries. These relate to a range of technologies developed by company personnel.


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