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A Blockchain Innovator’s Guide to IP Strategy, Protecting Innovation, and Avoiding Infringement

Insight Marc Kaufman Marc Kaufman · April 02, 2018

Rimon's Intellectual Property and Fintech Partner, Marc Kaufman, is the lead author of this white paper which offers background information on the subject of intellectual property (IP) law and provides high-level guidance on how critical aspects impact individual innovators, groups of founders, or entities operating in the blockchain space. While the issue of IP protection is extremely important in the context of this potentially transformational technology, the issue is not new or unique to blockchain. The considerations for blockchain may be similar to those faced following the creation of the Internet or the World Wide Web. Notably those innovations—like blockchain itself—were not patented. 

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Marc Kaufman is a renowned Intellectual Property and Financial Services attorney. He has assisted clients in managing and monetizing their intellectual property assets and defending against patent assertions in district court and through post-grant administrative proceedings such as inter partes reviews.
Mr. Kaufman focuses his practice on intellectual property, and patent strategy in particular. Working extensively in the Fintech space, he also has experience in media and advertising technology, database/search engine, and web analytics. His technical work includes distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrency, securities trading exchanges content aggregation and targeting, digital rights management, database technology, search engine technology, and data mining. Read more.