New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Today's Spotlight Patents continue the theme of blockchains (distributed ledgers, smart contracts) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to The Proof of Trust (GB), the first of today's patents addresses techniques for providing proof of trust related to smart contracts. Assigned to Forcepoint, the second patent addresses techniques for generating a cyber behavior profile in a blockchain.
10,535,111, "Apparatus, code, methods and systems for providing proof of trust related to smart contracts," assigned to The Proof of Trust Limited (GB)
Code which when executed on a server is for recording a verified contract outcome associated with contracts before adding to a blockchain. The code receives protocols associated with a triggering event intended to occur in the future. If no disputed information is received within a predetermined amount of time after the triggering event, then recording the contract outcome information on a distributed ledger. If disputed information is received within the predetermined amount of time, then having a decentralized network of third-parties perform a third-party analysis of the disputed information. Displaying graphical representations associated with status information before a consensus contract outcome is determined based upon third-party analysis. Consensus contract outcome information associated with the consensus contract outcome is configured to display graphical representations to the parties of the contract and the consensus contract outcome information is recorded as the verified contract outcome on a distributed ledger.
10,542,013, "User behavior profile in a blockchain," assigned to Forcepoint LLC.
A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for generating a cyber behavior profile, comprising: monitoring user interactions between a user and an information handling system; converting the user interactions and the information about the user into electronic information representing the user interactions; generating a unique cyber behavior profile based upon the electronic information representing the user interactions and the information about the user; and, storing information relating to the unique cyber behavior profile in a behavior blockchain.