New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications continue our theme of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Huawei (CN), the first application discloses techniques for copyright management. Assigned to Smart Security Systems, the second application discloses techniques for protecting enterprise communications and data.
20180374173, "Copyright management method and system," assigned to Huawei Technologies CO., LTD (CN)
A digital content copyright management method includes: receiving a copyright processing request, and constructing a copyright management transaction according to the copyright processing request; and storing the copyright management transaction in a blockchain for processing, where the blockchain is stored in all blockchain apparatuses. Trusted and secure processing of the copyright management transaction can be implemented.
20180375841, "Systems and methods for enterprise communications," assigned to Smart Security Systems LLC.
This disclosure relates to systems and methods for protecting enterprise communications and data associated therewith. According to embodiments, systems and methods are disclosed for protecting communications between at least two nodes to protect the identity of a node requesting information, provide content of communications being sent and/or obscuring a type of communications being sent. Varying degrees of protection options, including encryption, intermediate node termination and direct node communications, are provided.