New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of blockchains (distributed ledgers, smart contracts) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to GCP IP Holdings, the first application discloses techniques for a distributed overwatch system that allows transactions with government-grade privacy and security. Assigned to Listat (UA), the second application discloses techniques for decentralized cybersecure privacy network for cloud communication, computing and global e-commerce.
20190379642, "Blockchain overwatch," assigned to GCP IP Holdings I, LLC.
Various embodiments of the present technology provide a distributed overwatch system that allows transactions with government-grade privacy and security. The security and privacy can be achieved by a combination of distributed trusted proxies, to which anonymous users connect with the overwatch of a variety of network security engines. The structured ecosystem provides mechanism for the blockchain to be monitored by an overwatch capability combining big data analytics, intelligent learning, and comprehensive vulnerability assessment to ensure any risks introduced by vulnerabilities are effectively mitigated. The system may include multiple proxy servers geographically distributed around the world. Each proxy can be associated with local network security engines to probe and analyze network traffic. Each proxy can mask sensitive data (e.g., personally identifiable information) within the transaction before it is stored. Various embodiments can interface with most blockchain or distributed ledger technologies that support multi-signature transactions and/or smart contracts.
20190386969, "Decentralized cybersecure privacy network for cloud communication, computing and global e-commerce," assigned to Listat Ltd. (UA).
Software installed in the nodes in a communication network allows them to perform a "name server" function, which entails the management of a dynamic list of the client devices that are connected to the cloud, a "task" function, which entails the receipt and transmission of the packets, and an "authority" function, which entails the determination of the routes of the packets through the cloud. Each node is capable of performing only one function at a time. After completing a job, a node reverts to an undifferentiated, state awaiting its next performance request.