At a conference recently, someone asked me about blockchain and digital rights management. I hadn't looked at US patent applications from that perspective. For the next few weeks, I'll be highlighting a sample of patent applications that mention digital rights and blockchain in the patent specification -- the broad written description of the invention. See this article in the Wiki for a discussion of blockchain technologies and their applications in several domains.
This week's Spotlight Applications are both assigned to Cable Labs. The first application discloses blockchaining systems and methods for frictionless media. The second application discloses blockchaining for media distribution.