New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of blockchains (distributed ledgers, smart contracts) and digital rights management. Assigned to Strong Force IP, the first application discloses techniques for creating an aggregate stack of intellectual property. Assigned to Householder, et al., the second application discloses techniques for ultra-secure blockchain enabled analytics
20190340716, "Transaction-enabled systems and methods for creating an aggregate stack of intellectual property," assigned to Strong Force TX Portfolio 2018, LLC .
The present disclosure describes transaction-enabling systems and methods. A system may include a smart contract wrapper configured to access a distributed ledger including a plurality of intellectual property (IP) licensing terms corresponding to a plurality of IP assets, wherein the plurality of IP assets include an aggregate stack of IP, interpret an IP description value and an IP addition request, and, in response to the IP addition request and the IP description value, to add an IP asset to the aggregate stack of IP.
20190342074, "Ultra-secure blockchain enabled analytics," assigned to Housholder, et al.
A system and method for analyzing and reporting on data held within a secure blockchain without decrypting information from the blockchain is provided. Incoming information and data files may be encrypted using any preferred method of encryption, with a hash created by an AI process for the data within the data files prior to encryption. A second hash is created after encryption is performed on the first hash, with an association string created to directly relate the first hash values with the second hash values. Metadata about the hashed data is analyzed with the information directly relatable to each of the first and second hash data, with the analytic information provided in a report to a user. The user decides what data to retrieve from the blockchain from the report.