Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Adobe, the first of today's applications discloses a smart contract platform that facilitates creation, execution and verification of customized smart contracts. Assigned jointly to Immunity Bio and Nant Holdings IP, LLC (companies on track to merge), the second application discloses techniques for content authentication and validation via multi-factor digital tokens.
20210143979, "Generating customized smart contracts," assigned to Adobe.
Embodiments relate to a smart contract platform that facilitates creation, execution and verification of customized smart contracts. The smart contract platform enables design of customized smart contracts for execution and verification on a distributed ledger network, including smart contracts with logic for querying and fetching sensitive transactional data from participant nodes. A distributed ledger can store tokens indicating successful completion of one or more transaction elements without making some or all the associated transactional data visible. A smart contract form viewer can be used to view and interact with a smart contract form linked to the smart contract. The smart contract form can present contractual provisions in natural language, present transactional data to an authorized user, and accept entry or validation of designated transaction data. As such, the smart contracts described herein provide visibility and verifiability without the lost privacy and lack of customizability that exist with present solutions.
20210141885, "Content authentication and validation via multi-factor digital tokens, systems, and methods," assigned to Immunity Bio Inc. and Nant Holdings IP, LLC
Authentication tokens, systems, and methods are described. An illustrative method is disclosed to include receiving an electronic file including a digital image, receiving biometric information that is associated with a person, modifying the electronic file with the biometric information such that one or more pixels in the digital image are replaced with the biometric information, and storing the modified electronic file as a digital authentication token to be used in connection with authorized publications of original digital work.