New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays by the USPTO. This week's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of blockchains (distributed ledgers, smart contracts) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to the BOE Technology Group (CN),, the first application discloses techniques for rights management, system for rights management, readable storage medium, and computer device. Assigned to Symbiont.IO, the second application discloses techniques for a computer-implemented infrastructure and programming model for smart contracts.
20200050741, "Method for rights management, system for rights management, readable storage medium, and computer device," assigned to BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd (CN)
A method for rights management includes acquiring rights-related information of a first work for a rights holder; constructing the rights-related information of the first work into a block, saving the block into a first blockchain, and issuing the rights-related information to a network storing the first blockchain; storing the work identifier and a block identifier of the block where the rights-related information is located; receiving an authentication request exhibiting the first work, the authentication request including the work identifier of the first work; and searching the block identifier of the block where the rights-related information of the first work is according to the authentication request and generating an exhibition determination instruction according to the block identifier and the work identifier.
20200050591, "Systems and methods for implementing a programming model for smart contracts within a decentralized computer network," assigned to Symbiont.IO
Computer-implemented methods and systems for implementing smart contract modules on a decentralized network are disclosed.