Mitel Networks has developed a communication system using blockchain technology to certify email communications. The system stores hashes of email threads in a blockchain, ensuring messages are not tampered with. This innovation enhances trust and security in electronic communications between multiple parties. GlobalData’s report on Mitel Networks gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Mitel Networks, Intelligent contact centers was a key innovation area identified from patents. Mitel Networks's grant share as of January 2024 was 66%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Blockchain-driven certification of iterative electronic communications

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Mitel Networks Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11870747B2) outlines an electronic communication system designed for certifying iterative electronic communications. The system involves a blockchain network, two distributed applications, and client devices associated with users. The first distributed application stores a blockchain key, receives and certifies email messages, while the second distributed application processes additional text in emails, creating certified versions with annotations and signatures. The system ensures secure and verified communication between users through blockchain technology, maintaining the integrity and order of electronic communications.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for certifying iterative electronic communications using a distributed application and blockchain network. The method involves calculating hashes for text blocks, adding annotations, and validating content using blockchain public keys and digital signatures. If validation fails, the message thread is marked as untrusted, while successful validation results in blockchain certification. By assigning block numbers and utilizing digital signatures, the method ensures the authenticity and integrity of electronic communications. Additionally, the method includes processes for identifying new text blocks, calculating hashes, and adding annotations, further enhancing the security and verification of iterative electronic communications through blockchain technology.

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