Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to Intertrust Technologies (Hi Dave), the first patent addresses techniques for trust and identity management. Assigned to Keyless (GB), the second patent addresses techniques for facilitating an authentication processing service.
11,102,008, "Trust and identity management systems and methods," assigned to Intertrust Technologies Corporation.
The disclosure relates to, among other things, systems and methods for facilitating the secure recording and use of assertions made by entities regarding other entities. Embodiments of the disclosed systems and methods provide mechanisms to make assertions in an authentic and authoritative manner and enable discovery and reliance on those assertions using trusted distributed ledgers and/or derivatives of the same. Various embodiments may be used in connection with establishing security associations and/or secure communication channels between entities and/or the secure management of governed electronic resources.
11,101,986, "Authentication processing service," assigned to Keyless Technologies Ltd (GB)
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating an authentication processing service are provided.