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Rimon’s Dror Futter Contributes to Blockchain for Enterprise Book

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · September 05, 2018
Rimon Fintech Partner Dror Futter was acknowledged by Manav Gupta, Director & Distinguished Engineer, Cloud Native Competency at IBM, for his contributions to the legal sections of Mr. Gupta’s recently published book: “Blockchain for the Enterprise: The Definitive Guide to Adoption of Blockchain in the Enterprise.” In

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ICO Tokens & the SEC: You Can’t Even Give Them Away …. No, Seriously

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · August 21, 2018
The SEC has issued a Cease & Desist Order and sanctions against a token issuer and its founder.  Among several findings, the SEC determined that the “Bounty Program” run by the issuer constituted a securities offering.  The Order states “a ‘gift’ of a security is a ‘sale’ within the

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The Emerging Patent Risk for Blockchain Technology

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Worldwide patent filings directed to blockchain technology are increasing at an exponential rate. As a result, even the open-source ethos in the community will not insulate innovators from patent risk. Rimon's Patent Strategy Partner, Marc Kaufman, will discuss the patent landscape, the commensurate risk, and how it can be managed with an

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Bloomberg Law Interviews Rimon Partner, Marc Kaufman, About Blockchain Patent Strategy

Insight Marc Kaufman Marc Kaufman · June 21, 2018
Rimon's Patent Strategy Partner, Marc Kaufman, talks about blockchain patenting strategies and how companies can prevent the risk of patent litigation as the patent war for blockchain takes off.  Marc Kaufman concentrates his practice in the area of patent strategy, in particular, advising clients in protecting, managing and

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ICOs: “One Giant Leap for the SEC?”

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · June 19, 2018
William Hinman, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance, announced last week that Ether was not a security.  He also provided the broadest look yet as to how the SEC analyzes ICOs. FinTech Partner, Dror Futter analyzes what it all means in the article below. Read the full article here. In addition to a

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Blockchain Patent Race Is on, but Hurdles Await

Insight Marc Kaufman Marc Kaufman · June 13, 2018
Rimon Patent Prosecution Partner, Marc Kaufman, talks about blockchain patenting strategies and how the community nature of blockchain technology makes it hard to define the scope of inventions. Click here to view the article. Marc Kaufman concentrates his practice in the area of patent strategy, in particular, advising clients in protecting,

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How to Efficiently Review ICO Whitepapers?

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · May 01, 2018
Rimon Law Fintech Partner, Dror Futter, was quoted in this Cointelligence article which elicited feedback from 24 people active in the ICO ecosystem.  The comments focused on what investors should look for when reviewing ICO whitepapers. Of course, ICO issuers should also keep these comments in mind when they draft their whitepapers or

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Time for an ICO Safe Harbor?

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · April 25, 2018
FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, highlights criteria for a potential ICO Safe Harbor. The Safe Harbor would create some certainty amidst what until now has been a great deal of regulatory uncertainty with respect to the status of tokens under US securities laws. Read the full article here. In addition to a growing blockchain

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Key Aspects from NVCA’s Series A Model Legal Updates

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · April 04, 2018
The National Venture Capital Association has posted updates to its widely utilized Series A finance model legal documents.  Rimon Law partner Dror Futter, a member of the drafting group that maintains the forms, provides a summary of the most significant changes. Click here to view the article.

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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

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