Smart contracts, (blockchains, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Today is a three-fur. Assigned to CCAD, the first patent addresses techniques for distributed ledger-based digital content tracing. Assigned to Accenture, the second patent addresses techniques for asset transfers among blockchains of differing distributed ledger technologies using interop circuitry. Assigned to Vijayv Madisetti, the third patent addresses service meshes and smart contracts for zero-trust systems.
11550928, “Distributed ledger-based digital content tracing,” assigned to CCAD, LLC.
Methods and systems for distributed ledger-based digital content distribution chain tracing may comprise receiving an indication of a content asset and an indication of a first user associated with the content asset. A first distributed ledger record may be stored and/or created on a distributed ledger comprising the indication of the content asset and the indication of the first user. A second distributed ledger record may be stored on and/or created on the distributed ledger comprising an indication of a second user associated with the content asset. A version of the content asset may be generated comprising one or more frames having a digital marker. The digital marker may comprise an indication of the first user. At least one of the first distributed ledger record or the second distributed ledger record may be determined based on the digital marker as part of tracking or tracing the content asset.
11552950, “Blockchain interoperability,” assigned to Accenture Global Solutions Limited (IE)
A system supports asset transfers among blockchains of differing distributed ledger technologies using interop circuitry. The interop circuitry may receive asset permissions from origin and target participant circuitry. The asset permissions may support transfer of an asset from an origin blockchain to a target blockchain. The interop circuitry, acting on behalf of the origin and target participant circuitry, locks an asset on the origin blockchain. Then the interop circuitry creates the asset on the target blockchain. The locking of the asset on the origin blockchain may prevent a double-expend opportunity, where the asset can be redeemed on the origin blockchain and on the target blockchain.
11553039, “Service meshes and smart contracts for zero-trust systems,” assigned to Vijayv Madisetti.
A blockchain-enabled cloud-based service mesh environment including a network service mesh network that includes network service domains that communicate with each other and an application service mesh network positioned in communication with the network service mesh network, the application service mesh network including applications that communicate with each other and a network service domain. A plurality of smart contracts record information including resource assignment and consumption information from the network service mesh network and the application service mesh network are recorded to a blockchain network.