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Pentland Firth Software Assigned Patent

Encrypted remote storage
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.03.20

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Pentland Firth Software GmbH, Munich, Germany, has been assigned a patent (9,577,996) developed by Heinrich, Frank, and Morina, Durim, Munchen, Germany, for a "computer system and method for encrypted remote storage."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method for remotely storing data is provided. The method comprises providing a first data file on a client computer, splitting, on the client computer, the first data file into at least two partial files, encrypting the at least two partial files with an encryption algorithm, distributing the at least two encrypted partial files in at least two remote storage locations, storing information about the at least two storage locations of the at least two encrypted partial files for a later retrieval of the at least two encrypted partial files, and storing decryption information for the decryption of the at least two encrypted partial files on the client computer. Further, a computer software product adapted for executing, when run on a computer, a method for remotely storing data is provided, and a client computer for executing the method for remotely storing data."

The patent application was filed on August 29, 2014 (14/473,239).

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