Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Seems to me, today's first patent perhaps confirms a return to the 90s idea of "superdistribution" originated by Ryoichi Mori and substantially elaborated by Victor Shear and the early Intertrust team. Superdistribution comprises consumers become compensated distributors, in this case, based on blockchains. Assigned to Infrared5, the first patent addresses techniques for verifying and providing compensation for participation in real-time streaming of multimedia over a decentralized network. Assigned to IBM, the second patent addresses techniques for dynamic socialized collaboration nodes.
11,064,004, "System and method for verifying and providing compensation for participation in real-time streaming of multimedia over a decentralized network," assigned to Infrared5, Inc.
The present invention relates to systems and methods suitable for verifying and compensating nodes for streaming multimedia. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods that utilize a blockchain to verify and compensate devices for computational resources contributions when streaming multimedia over a decentralized network.
11,063,945, "Dynamic socialized collaboration nodes," assigned to IBM.
Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining ledger data of a blockchain ledger; examining node data of a plurality of candidate nodes, wherein the examining node data includes examining data of candidate nodal networks associated to respective ones of the plurality of candidate nodes; and transitioning blockchain ledger access in dependence on the examining of the ledger data and in dependence on the examining of the node data, wherein the transitioning blockchain ledger access includes transitioning blockchain ledger access between a first candidate node and a second candidate node of the plurality of candidate nodes.