New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents continue our theme of blockchain (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Intensity Analytics, the first patent addresses techniques for effort-based user authentication. Assigned to AT&T, the second patent addresses techniques for a data and context based role management system.
10,891,616, "System and method for effort-based user authentication," assigned to Intensity Analytics Corporation.
A method of authenticating a user of a user device, the method includes receiving a user effort-based identity authentication token from a user device, generating a challenge request, receiving an effort validation response, generated by an effort validation server in response to a user performed requested effort, receiving the effort-based identity authentication token, and authenticating the user as a function of the received validation response and the user effort-based identity authentication token.
10,887,315, "Data and context based role membership system," assigned to AT&T.
A data and context based role management system comprising: a community, the community including at least one data source having plural roles stored therein, the plural roles including an identity including at least one of a credential, a function, a capability, and a historic response data; a discovery module configured to identify an alert associated with an event requiring a response, the discovery module being further configured to search the community for a responder based on the event, wherein the discovery module is configured to compare a criteria based on the event to the identity associated with each of the plural roles to identify the responder; and when the responder is identified, the community promotes the responder to transform at least one device of the responder to provide at least access to data associated with the event.