We continue with the theme of blockchain (distributed ledger) and digital rights management (broadly construed) patents. Assigned to Netspective Communications, the first of our Spotlight Patents addresses techniques for distributed electronic document review in a blockchain system and computerized scoring based on textual and visual feedback. Assigned to Joon Sun Uhr and Jay Wu Hong (KR), the second patent addresses techniques for generating, providing and reproducing digital contents in conjunction with digital currency, and terminal and computer readable recording medium using same.
9,870,591, "Distributed electronic document review in a blockchain system and computerized scoring based on textual and visual feedback," assigned to Netspective Communications LLC.
A blockchain configured system and a method for facilitating an expertise driven review and scoring of electronic documents in a crowdsourced environment. The system includes a server computer, a memory circuit and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is coupled to the memory circuit and includes or is coupled to a credentialing engine. The system further includes an expert scoring module. The system further includes a document reviewing and scoring engine coupled to the processing circuit. The document review and scoring module associates an aggregate score to the electronic document based on aggregation of the review ratings by crowdsourced experts and aggregate scores of each of the crowdsourced experts based on the set of attributes including one or more of the credentialed expertise, reputation of the expert, and the officiality.
9,872,050, "Method for generating, providing and reproducing digital contents in conjunction with digital currency, and terminal and computer readable recording medium using same," assigned to Joon Sun Uhr and Jay Wu Hong (KR).
A method for a content providing terminal providing at least one technically protected digital content is disclosed. The method includes steps of: (a) the content providing terminal providing the digital content in which information on a public key or pointing information indicating the information on the public key is embedded, wherein the information on the public key or the pointing information indicating the information on the public key is required to make a digital content provider receive digital money; and (b) the content providing terminal supporting a course of removing a state of restriction on the use of the digital content to allow a user terminal which receives the digital content to play the digital content, if the user terminal creates payment information by using the public key and its private key and the created payment information is determined to be true.