New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Integra, the first application discloses techniques for blockchain-anchored smart documents. Assigned to Smart Force, the second application discloses techniques for transaction-enabled methods for providing provable access to a distributed ledger with a tokenized instruction set.
20190356493, "Blockchain-anchored smart documents," assigned to Integra, Inc.
A smart document includes enhanced metadata and document content. The enhanced metadata may store an embedded database for recording and tracking a document history and rules. The smart document may be hashed to generate a unique document identifier. The unique document identifier is stored in a distributed ledge and paired with exposed metadata for enforcing access rules for the smart document.
20190354374, "Transaction-enabled methods for providing provable access to a distributed ledger with a tokenized instruction set," assigned to Strong Force TX Portfolio 2018, LLC.
Methods for providing provable access to a distributed ledger with a tokenized instruction set are disclosed. A method may include accessing a distributed ledger including an instruction set, tokenizing the instruction set, interpreting an instruction set access request, and in response to the instruction set access request, providing a provable access to the instruction set.