Smart contracts, blockchains (distributed ledgers), and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to ANT, the first patent address techniques for blockchain-based judgment execution. Assigned to IBM, the second patent addresses techniques for consent-based data management.
11,238,549, "Blockchain-based judgment execution," assigned to Advanced New Technologies (KY)
Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media. One method includes: receiving a request associated with an account of a blockchain-based application for collecting a monetary award issued in an order of a court; determining a creditor, a debtor, and an amount of the monetary award; determining that the account is associated with the creditor based on data recorded on the blockchain; identifying, based on the data, a payment account of the creditor and one or more payment accounts of the debtor with an aggregated balance greater than or equal to the amount of the monetary award; transferring the amount of the monetary award from the one or more payment accounts of the debtor to the payment account of the creditor; and recording a verified time stamp representing a time the amount of the monetary award is transferred.
11,240,003, "Consent-based data management," assigned to IBM.
An example operation may include one or more of generating, by a data management node, a profile token based on a data profile of a data provider (DP) node, receiving, by the data management node, a transaction request from a service provider (SP) node to access data from the DP node over a blockchain, acquiring, by the data management node, consent of the SP node based on the profile token, generating, by the data management node, a consent token based the consent of the SP node, and allowing access to data of the DP node by the SP node based on a verification of the consent token.