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Watch: Rimon’s Marc Kaufman on Global Trade and Blockchain Forum panel hosted by the World Trade Organization

Insight Marc Kaufman Marc Kaufman · December 10, 2019
Rimon Partner Marc Kaufman recently participated in a panel at the World Trade Organization on IP and Blockchain Technology. Marc's session covered the following: Intellectual property protection, in particular patent protection, is crucial to the development and deployment of blockchain technology. In recent years, the number of patent

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Rimon’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Partner Maxim Waldbaum Speaking at AIPLA’s Design Rights Boot Camp

In April 2017, Mr. Waldbaum, along with the AIPLA DESIGNS Committee, created the first Design Rights Boot Camp to cover all aspects of IP protection for designs, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, states’ rights and common law. Continuing this concept, on August 5-6, 2019, the AIPLA will host a two-day Design Rights Boot

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Rimon Named a Top Cryptocurrency Law Firm by both LawFuel and Coinnounce

News March 05, 2019
Rimon was cited by LawFuel and Coinnounce as one of the best law firms to advise on the legal structures of cryptocurrencies and the regulatory environment around them. Both publications list Rimon as a top law firm in the crypto space, and stress the importance of finding qualified law firms with robust experience in the complex

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The Emerging Patent Risk for Blockchain Technology

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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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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Recap - Space: The Final Frontier for IP?

At the 2018 American IP Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute Conference in Palm Springs, Rimon Partner Letao Qin moderated the panel discussion “From Drones to Rockets to Driverless Cars – IP is in the Air.” The panel consisted of Theodore “Ted” Ro from NASA, Melissa Coombes, Patent Attorney from Lee & Hayes

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Trolls, Wizards, and the Pitfalls of Patenting

Insight May 08, 2012

Patents are back in the news. In the past few weeks alone, Microsoft bought AOL’s patent portfolio for $1 billion, then resold much of it to Facebook for $550 million. Twitter pledged to use its patents only defensively, and to give its employee-inventors a say in the company’s future patent litigation strategy. Controversial trials, appeals, rulings, and awards continue—prompting the Wall Street Journal to publish Andy Kessler’s call for curtailing the rights of non-practicing entities (NPEs), also known affectionately as “trolls.” 

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The PROTECT IP Act Blacklists IP Infringing Websites: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?

Insight July 15, 2011

On May 12, 2011, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy introduced the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP Act) to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The bill is a revised version of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), which was unsuccessful a year ago.     

The Act’s primary purpose is to prevent websites, both foreign and domestic, from infringing on the rights of U.S. patent holders.  However, the proposed procedures and methods to protect the patent holders have sparked justified controversy and opposition to the Act.  As such, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden held up the bill on May 31 to prevent it from reaching the full Senate for the time being.

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Apple’s Continued Attempts to Trademark “App Store” may Fall Short

Insight July 08, 2011

Earlier this year in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Appstore, which was then a new avenue for buying Android apps.  Almost immediately after the launch, Apple proceeded to file a trademark infringement suit against Amazon over the usage of the “Appstore” phrase.  The case is contingent upon whether “app store” can be deemed a generic term that simply describes any app marketplace, as opposed to one of Apple’s trademarks – a unique, company-specific element that identifies the company’s brand and distinguishes its products and services from that of other companies.

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