New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Ares Technologies, Inc. the first of today's applications discloses techniques for efficient cryptographic third-party authentication of asset transfers using trusted computing. Assigned to Alticast (KR), the second application discloses techniques for a content distribution management using blockchain technology.
20200351089, "Methods and systems for efficient cryptographic third-party authentication of asset transfers using trusted computing," assigned to Ares Technologies, Inc.
A system for efficient third-party authentication of asset transfers using trusted computing includes a process authentication node configured to receive transfer data relating to an asset transfer, wherein the transfer data includes at least a first authentication datum, retrieve, from an instance of a secure listing, a first digitally signed assertion including at least a second authentication datum, wherein the first digitally signed assertion is generated by a data validator device as a function of information of a transferring entity, compare the at least a first authentication datum to the at least a second authentication datum, and authenticate the transfer data as a function of the comparing of the at least a first authentication datum to the at least a second authentication datum.
20200349540, "Content distribution management system and method using blockchain technology," assigned to Alticast Corporation (KR).
Disclosed is a content distribution management system using blockchain technology, including a purchase transaction generator for generating a purchase transaction in response to a content purchase request signal from a user terminal; a broadcasting processor for broadcasting the generated purchase transaction; a transaction processor, in which, when content corresponding to the verified purchase transaction is used in the user terminal after the broadcasted purchase transaction is verified, usage transactions generated in response to the current status of usage of the content are collected; a transaction verifier for verifying the collected usage transactions; and a block generator for generating blocks corresponding to the verified usage transactions, wherein the user terminal inserts a forensic watermark reflecting information corresponding to the verified purchase transaction into the content and outputs the content through a display.