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The emerging patent landscape related to blockchain and smart home technology

Tuesday, April 14th • 1 PM ET - (1 CLE Credit )
 
An intellectual property (IP) protection strategy is critical to the success of an emerging technology company. The Open Source and decentralized nature of blockchain implementations does not insulate innovators from risk of patent assertions. Marc Kaufman will outline the patent landscape related to blockchain and smart home technology and discuss how patents can foster innovation in these technologies.
 

 
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Presenter: Marc Kaufman, 
Marc Kaufman concentrates his practice in the area of patent strategy, in particular, advising clients in protecting, managing and leveraging their intellectual property assets. He has also represented clients in defending against patent assertions in district courts and through post-grant administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office. Mr. Kaufman has created structured procedures to secure and enforce intellectual property rights in a market-focused manner. Marc’s practice focuses on computer software including the areas of Fintech, database technology, content distribution, and computer security. Over the last several years, Marc has actively monitored and analyzed the emerging patent landscape related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Marc is a co-founder of the Blockchain IP Council. Read more.

CLE credits: This program is approved by the CA State Bar for 1 hour of CLE credit. NY bar members are also eligible for 1 CLE credit per course through NY's Approved Jurisdiction Policy. Most other states also recognize CA accredited courses. If you would like credit in any other state, please check your local state bar's regulations.


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