New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of blockchains (distributed ledgers, smart contracts) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Intelli Networks (CA), the first application discloses techniques for creating and providing crime intelligence based on crowdsourced information stored on a blockchain. Assigned to AT&T, the second application discloses techniques or authenticating media based on tokens.
20200143242, "System and method for creating and providing crime intelligence based on crowdsourced information stored on a blockchain," assigned to Intelli Network Corporation (CA)
A system and method for creating and providing crime intelligence based on crowdsourced information stored on a blockchain, where the crowdsourced information is analyzed and evaluated preferably according to an artificial intelligence (AI) model and users are rewarded for providing timely, valuable, and accurate crime tips. The crowdsourced information may be obtained in any suitable manner, including but not limited to written text, such as a document, or audio information.
20200137440, "Method and apparatus for authenticating media based on tokens," assigned to AT&T.
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining a content item, receiving a first token that comprises an identification of a date and a time when a first portion of the content item is obtained, a location where the first portion of the content item is obtained, or a combination thereof, and transmitting the content item and the first token to a database. Other embodiments are disclosed.