Smart contracts, blockchains (distributed ledgers), and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to SECARM, the first patent addresses techniques for a block chain network and hash-based cuckoo filter. Assigned to JPMorgan Chase Bank, the second patent addresses techniques for software license management using a distributed ledger.
11,290,426, "Block chain network and hash-based cuckoo filter," assigned to The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army (SECARM).
Various embodiments that pertain to an enterprise network that employs a block chain portion and a non-block chain portion. For a single transaction, a header of the transaction can be sent over the block chain network and the non-header of the transaction can be sent over the non-block chain network. A hash-based cuckoo filter can be used for communication of the header along the block chain network.
11,288,343, "Systems and methods for software license management using a distributed ledger," assigned to JPMorgan Chase.
Systems and methods for software license management using a distributed ledger are disclosed. A method for software license management may include: receiving, from an agent executed by an electronic device in a computer network, a request for a new software license for the electronic device or for a user; determining that there are no available tokens for associated with the software license in a license inventory; obtaining a license for the software; generating a token for the license, wherein the token comprises an identification of a license type and a software identifier; writing the token to a license distributed ledger with an indication that the token is available; reserving the token for the electronic device or the user and writing the reservation to the license distributed ledger; and adding a second token for the license to an electronic wallet associated with the electronic device or the user.