New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays. Both of today's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed.
20180294957, "System for recording ownership of digital works and providing backup copies," assigned to Walmart.
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are related to a secure storage system for maintaining ownership rights of digital works. Embodiments of the secure storage system can include the user terminal device, one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and a computing system.
20180294047, "Personal data marketplace for genetic, fitness, and medical information including health trust management," assigned to Seqster PDM, Inc.
Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and media for managing health information that enable individuals to create a profile, associate fitness data, genetic data, and medical data and designate one or more recipient successors for all or part of their profile to create a health trust. Also disclosed herein are methods, systems, and media for providing a marketplace for health information by maintaining a database of profiles, each profile including personal information, fitness data, genetic data, and medical data for the individual, applying an algorithm to generate a monetary market value for each profile, enabling health data consumers to conduct a search of the database, and enabling the health data consumers to select identified profiles and subscribe to the selected profiles.