Fintech and Blockchain Subcommittee Present -
The Emerging Risk: A study of the patent landscape
related to blockchain technology
Tuesday, January 29, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Central Time
11:00 am- 12:00 pm Mountain Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am PacificTime
Notwithstanding the strong Open Source ethos in the blockchain community, many participants are seeking, and getting, patent protection for various aspects of blockchain technology. In fact, worldwide patent filings related to blockchain technology are increasing at an exponential rate.This webinar will provide a detailed update regarding the number and types of blockchain patents filed to date and discuss relevant trends.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The identity of players with strong patent positions related to blockchain technology
- The technical elements of blockchain technology being protected with patents
- How clients can minimize the risk of patent assertions from Patent Assertion Entities and Competitors in the blockchain space
Marc Kaufman, Patner, Rimon PC
Marc is a partner at the law firm of Rimon PC. Marc specializes in advising clients on patent matters and has a great deal of experience with blockchain technology. Marc is a cofounder of the Blockchain IP Counsel, an initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and serves as an Advisor to Bloccellerate, a blockchain-focused incubator and investment fund. Marc also serves on the Advisory Boards of several blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. Marc has been studying the patent landscape related to blockchain technology for several years and is dedicated to striking a balance between patent rights and freedom to operate that will allow patent owners to be compensated while reducing unnecessary patent litigation related to blockchain technology.
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