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This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community in this answer! This functionality was part of the Java ME specification (http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=37). When an application was updated or replaced, the data associated could be manipulated or ...


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This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community in this answer! US Patent US 20060073820 A1: Method and apparatus for remote control and updating of wireless mobile devices with priority from Oct 2002 appears a very good match. http://www.google.com/...


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The claims do not seem to be restricted to the case where a specific user has this occur, eg. the case of an employee being fired. They would also cover the case where all users of the app experience the same effect. In principle therefore, any system with an automatic-update infrastructure (which happens to run on a "personal portable device" (which, as ...


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This functionality has existed in the iPhone since launch. It was confirmed in a wall street journal interview with Steve Jobs on 11 Aug 2008. Apple raised hackles in computer-privacy and security circles when an independent engineer discovered code inside the iPhone that suggested iPhones routinely check an Apple Web site that could, in theory ...


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From June 2003, the Microsoft Updater Application Block for .NET allowed self-updating programs to be written. The framework included post-processors, specifically for the purpose of running transformations against the updated program's data after the updating. http://web.archive.org/web/20030701151934/http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnbda/html/...


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This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community in this answer! Published in July 2006, patent US 7072913 B2: "Method, system and computer program for executing hot migrate operation using migration plug-ins" covers some of the claims in the present ...


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Kindle drm supports remote wiping and app function replacement. Eg from 2009: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/technology/companies/18amazon.html?_r=0


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