New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of blockchains (distributed ledgers, smart contracts) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Adobe, the first application discloses techniques for providing proof and attestation services for claim verification. Assigned to Eluvio, the second application discloses techniques for decentralized content fabric.
20200126116, "System for providing proof and attestation services for claim verification," assigned to Adobe.
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed to a proof and attestation service that can confirm the veracity of a claim or a statement of truth based on data dynamically-retrieved from various data repositories. A server device receives, from a client device, a request to determine the veracity of a claim or a statement of truth. The server device is generally a trusted computing device, having privileged-access to a variety of data repositories that the client device may or may not access. The server device can select one or more data repositories based on the claim, obtain results data from the selected one or more data repositories, and evaluate each result to determine whether it corresponds to or contradicts the claim. A veracity score can be calculated for the claim or for a result that corresponds to or contradicts the claim. The server device can generate an attestation notification that includes the claim or the result for communication to the requesting client device. In this way, the client device can utilize the proof and attestation service, facilitated via the server device, to determine a claim's veracity or its calculated likelihood of being true.
20200120023, "Decentralized content fabric," assigned to Eluvio, Inc.
Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, devices, computer program products, and methods implementing aspects of a decentralized content fabric. In some implementations, one or more processors are configured to execute a software stack to define a fabric node of a plurality of fabric nodes of an overlay network situated in an application layer differentiated from an internet protocol layer. The defined fabric node is configured to: obtain a request for digital content from a client device; obtain, from one or more of the plurality of fabric nodes, a plurality of content object parts of a content object representing, in the overlay network, at least a portion of the digital content; generate consumable media using: raw data stored in the content object parts, metadata stored in the content object parts, and build instructions stored in the content object parts; and provide the consumable media to the client device. In some instances, the consumable media is further generated using a digital contract stored in a blockchain.