Patent Number: 8,823,968

Title: Image forming apparatus and method for setting license information

Abstract: A digital MFP includes a dual I/F storage unit including two different interfaces: an external interface (RFID) and an internal interface (bus). When the power of the digital MFP is turned ON, in steps S406 and S407, if a main controller of the digital MFP determines that license information has been written in the dual I/F storage unit from a portable terminal while the power of the digital MFP was OFF, then in step S408, the main controller validates a function of the digital MFP corresponding to the license information, by using the license information.

Inventors: Ito; Akio (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018