Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Creative Intell, the first application discloses techniques for guided collaborative digital contract drafting and negotiations using a chatbot and/or virtual assistant to guide a user through developing a digital contract. Assigned to Verifi Media, the second application discloses techniques for a system for tracking interests in content using a distributed data store.
20220229860, "Method of guided contract drafting using an interactive chatbot and virtual assistant," assigned to Creative Intell, Inc.
A method of guided collaborative digital contract drafting and negotiations using a chatbot and/or virtual assistant to guide a user through developing a digital contract. The chatbot provides a user with an interactive guided process through a collaborative digital contract drafting process by allowing a natural language interaction. The chatbot can provide education to the user, explain the process and different portions of the digital contract, and offer suggestions for substitute clauses. Furthermore, the user can interact with the chatbot to navigate through the process as well. Additionally, depending on the industry and the purpose of the digital contract, the chatbot can suggest other parties to involve and coordinate communications.
20220230139, "Distributed data store for managing media," assigned to Verifi Media, Inc.
Described herein are various embodiments of a system for tracking interests in content using a distributed data store. By being "distributed," there may be multiple different copies of the data store that each hold a portion or all of the data of the data store, with the different copies being continuously, periodically, or occasionally synchronized to ensure that data held in one matches the data held in another, but with no copy of the data store being treated as the official or canonical copy of the data store. The distributed data store may track the interests regarding the content in particular ways, including through storing information identifying the content and identifying interests in the content. The distributed data store may be used to track interests in media, such as to track ownership, management, or royalty interests in media like songs, to provide a mechanism for "Digital Rights Expression" (DRE).