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Dan Rosenblum

21st Century Digital


A "21st Century Digital Network" is superior to the Internet for consumer driven commercial digital transactions because, unlike the Internet, a 21st Century Digital Network is defined by a set of contractual agreements between four Primary Network Component Classes ("PNCCs"): hardware, software, information carrier, and network administrator.



The sole purpose of 21st Century Digital contractual agreements ("TTS CLAs") is the secure digital processing and transmission of trademarked and/or copyrighted data. The result: Security mechanisms and transaction records are embedded in four locations: hardware, software, information carrier, and network administrator. The security on a 21st Century Digital Network is based on the relationship of the four PNCCs to one another rather than simply in a software algorithm alone, exponentially increasing the security associated with digital commerce. This system mirrors US government "checks and balances." As a result, commercial security mechanisms built into 21st Century Digital Networks are exponentially greater than security mechanisms built into the Internet. While bound by TTS CLAs, 21st Century Digital Networks can offer enhanced services, competing for customer's business and driving research and development into consumer driven Network services unlike before. Without the 21st Century Digital Network model the Internet as product has no proprietary interest driving coordinated development.


The 21st Century Digital Network structure is my pending business method patent. The business method is the lynchpin for a system which results in multiple competing proprietary Internet- technology-based national consumer driven commercial networks which are more efficient and secure than the Internet for commercial digital transactions. The name of the pending business method patent is "21st Century Digital Network".


Because 21st Century Digital Networks are designed to uphold the integrity of trademarked and copyrighted data, the Networks will support regulated transfer of corporate logos and data associated therewith. Therefore, the Networks will support merchandise receipts, warrantees, and related documents which are problematic on un-enhanced Internet alone. 21st Century Digital Networks will offer enhanced security for the content of big media companies whether such content is music or movies or other media which are unable to reap the full benefit of Internet technology on the unregulated Internet of the 20th century. I have registered "Twenty First Century Digital" as a trademark, hold a business certificate in the name of 21st Century Digital, and a website at www.twentyfirstcenturydigital.com.


Separate and apart from the pending business method patent, additional potential independent and interdependent revenue streams include sales of hardware, software, accessories, technical support, consulting services, and more under the flagship 21st Century Digital Group.





Please see sidebars for additional information, including copies of business certificates, NY State Certificate of Authority, pending business method patent, registered trademark in class 42, intent to use trademark in class 9, and applications for registration in classes 35, 36, and 38.





 The concept is a pending business method patent. The business method is called a 21st Century Digital Network. The 21st Century Digital business method is a set of specific “Contractual Licensing Agreements” (“CLA”) between the owners of technologies in four Primary Network Component Classes (“PNCC”). The four PNCCs are hardware, software, information carrier and network administrator. The TTS CLAs are essentially generic agreements between parties to protect the property rights of owned data processed or transmitted using the parties’ digital network which network has been enabled through contracts between the autonomous owners of technology in the PNC Classes. When the owners of four PNCCs ratify the generic TTS CLAs in accordance with the business method, a 21st Century Digital Network is enabled, which is more secure than traditional Internet.

This product is concerned primarily with Consumer Driven Digital Commercial Transactions. The 4 PNCC contracted parties are essentially the points of contact and revenue collection- the interface- between consumers and the Internet backbone.

The product combats Internet fraud; protects the ownership rights of intellectual property holders; allows for efficient collection of federal and state taxes on digital transactions of value; efficiently and effectively processes trademarked and copyrighted data. The design structure of a 21st Century Digital Network is the harness to bring digital commerce into the 21st Century and beyond.




If the product is embraced by the industry, it will change the way people work and do business on the internet. The business method has the potential as acting as linchpin or anchor to an industry if so embraced by the PNCCs (Primary Network Component Classes).




The primary customers of the 21st Century Digital Group are in fact the 4 Primary Network Component Classes: manufacturers of consumer hardware, information carrier, network administrator, and writers of operating systems. The PNCCs must choose to use the TTS CLAs to enable individual 21st Century Digital Networks, which allow for multiple simultaneous co-existent 21st Century Digital Networks.

To use an analogy, consider the devices which come into play when plowing a field before there was any motorized option to do the same: it was necessary to have an animal, a harness, and a plow. Both harness and the plow (and the configuration between the two) could be patented. There are myriad designs of plows, and there are myriad designs of harnesses. Some such designs are more efficient at transferring the energy from animal to plow to cultivate the land, some are similarly efficient. There are only a limited number of configurations to get the operation functioning. The patented harness is only used by the farmer if it is worth it to the farmer to use the patented configuration. Here, first and foremost the PNCCs must embrace the method as harnessing the power of Internet technologies such that better goods and services can be offered to the public than without use of the method. In turn, consumers engaged in digital commercial transactions thereafter become the customer of the method. When consumers utilize the method, revenues are generated by the networks enabled by the PNCCs which enabled 21st Century Digital Networks by ratifying the TTS CLAs. Royalties are derived from those revenues.





21st Century Digital Networks are bound/enabled by contracts between the by the owners of technologies, not by binding the technology; technologies change- to bind by technology itself can stymie innovation or quickly grow outdated.

Internet technologies are interactive by definition. As a result, an Internet based network varies considerably from broadcast networks such as television or radio. However, the primary source of revenues supporting websites, even Google, is advertising revenues. Advertising revenues should be the primary source of revenues for broadcast networks. A selling benefit of the 21st Century Digital Network is that it will allow for revenues to be associated with the interactive facet of this still youn interactive technology on consumer driven commercial networks.

It should be noted that the main transfer of data utilizing internet technologies which has a direct premium associated with it in 2009 (as has been the case for a few decades) is the transfer of monies utilizing debit and credit cards- to safely and securely transfer the data a price is paid by the merchant, and a premium is paid in the form of interest paid on a large portion of the daily dollar amount transferred using digital technology. Otherwise, the majority of commerce is supported by the web based internet: supported by advertising revenue. Trademarked data and copyrighted data is not afforded the same protection as the protection afforded the digital transfer of actual dollars and cents. Yet, trademarked data and copyrighted data is arguably as valuable or more valuable. Research and development into secure data transfer systems over several decades has been dedicated to monetary transfer. The 21st Century Digital Network product addresses this directly. Consumers are completely comfortable with the security mechanisms to access bank monies utilizing branded cards which enable security through myriad interfaces. One can easily imagine an internet where the main security mechanisms pertain to network access- where a Mastercard or a Visa type of network access card or token is carried not to access one’s bank account but rather to access the network.

Please note that between the founding of TTS Industries in 1996 and 2009 I have written diametrically opposed position papers on the subject of Financial Holding Companies (FHC) being in the business of processing two species of data: financial data and non-financial data. In 2009, FHCs are in the business of processing financial data, but not trademarked or copyrighted data. The 21st Century Digital Network product offers a solution in which a new commercial line of business is available to FHCs in the PNC Class ‘Network Administrator’. For future reference, my position papers which address the issue of the permissibility of FHC financial and non-financial data processing are: My 1998 law school application; 2006 law school application; 2008 New York Law School Independent Study on Section 106 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1970; my 2008 application for TTS Industries to become a Bank Holding Company engaged in processing of non-financial data; my USPTO trademark applications for 21st Century Digital in classes 9, 35, 36, 38, 38, and 42, and my patent application for a 21st Century Digital Network. 




A primary factor in funding is PNCC entities, including potential FHC network administrators, purchasing a portion of the 17 year patent in anticipation of earnings on investment and savings in competition with non-patent-share-holding networks during the 17 year period. Individual investors may also be interested in holding shares of the patent or an earnings/revenue generating 21st Century Digital affiliated entity (at present there are three affiliates since 1998: TTS Industries, 21st Century Digital, and TMTP USA Unlimited. Ownership by the public of any one or several revenue generating tasks by affiliates which do not entail ownership outright of the patent could produce a dividend or related benefit to owners tagged to an index derived by consumer use of 21st Century Digital Networks which are using the business method for consumer driven commercial transactions). For the 17 year period costs associated with network use may be lower for owners. Some of these factors may be analogous to holders of stock in the original AT & T.




 The premier product is a business method; success is not contingent upon granting of patent. The trademark plays an important role in protection of the premier product. However, note that there are ancillary independent and interdependent revenue streams including all the trademarked goods and services in USPTO International Classes 9, 35, 36, 38 and 42. Arguably, TTS is engaged in each of the named classes as owner of the method for which patent application has been made. Thus, these ancillary streams are preferably left un-tapped as the premier product is more important and pursuing these ancillary lines of business are less important in the long run.




 Patent Published 10/1/2009. Trademark Registered 2008.




Dan Rosenblum is Sole Proprietor of 21st Century Digital. He holds a JD from New York Law School, and is currently working towards an MBA at NYU Stern in the NYU Stern Executive MBA Program.






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