Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to JPMorgan Chase, the first application discloses techniques for software license management using a distributed ledger. Assigned to D&B, the second application discloses techniques for identity resolution across disparate distributed immutable ledger networks.
20220215073, "Systems and methods for software license management using a distributed ledger," assigned to JPMorgan Chase Bank.
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.
20220217113, "System and method for identity resolution across disparate distributed immutable ledger networks," assigned to Dun & Bradstreet.
A system and method for identifying previously unknown counterparties by registering distributed ledger public keys and/or addresses associated with specific business entities and/or individuals. The system and method are configured to provide tools for administering public facing distributed ledger identifiers using cryptographic proof messaging and transactions made on the Distributed Ledger. It also provides queries and lookups to discover public keys associated with entities and allows users to link identifiers on competing Distributed Ledgers to a disambiguated entity, thereby enabling cross Ledger transactions to occur.