Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Techtonic Technology Innovation (HK), the first application discloses techniques for time stamping and transferring intellectual property right. Assigned to Avila, the second application discloses techniques for a secure messaging service with digital rights management using blockchain technology.
20210319526, "System and method for time stamping and transferring intellectual property right," assigned to Tectonic Technology Innovation Company Limited, (HK)
Disclosed is a computer implemented method for time stamping and transferring intellectual property right, including the following steps: enrolling plurality of corresponding nodes to a platform; wherein the corresponding nodes include administration node, a public node, super node, child node, independent individual professor node and a service node; uploading information and document of the intellectual property right to the platform by independent individual professor node, super node or child node; wherein the information and document upon uploaded to the platform is time stamped; searching relevant intellectual property right on the platform; negotiating on the platform; composing a customized digital agreement on the platform by selecting, amending and/or adding on a relevant module clause; wherein the customized digital agreement has smart contract functions for automating execution; signing the agreement digitally by corresponding parties; blocking the intellectual property right automatically for further selling; and completing the trade information transaction upon full payment.
20210319083, "Secure messaging service with digital rights management using blockchain technology," assigned to Avila Technology, LLC
The invention described herein is directed to a secure text messaging and object sharing mobile application connected to a DRM cloud service that provides encryption, digital rights management (DRM) of the text and of the attachments, blockchain transactions, the capability of attaching documents, photos and so forth, the capability of interfacing with a user's contacts application, and that operates in both Android and iOS environments.