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The Emerging Patent Risk for Blockchain Technology

events The Emerging Patent Risk for Blockchain Technology Marc Kaufman · June 27, 2018

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 industry-led strategy. This presentation…

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SEC Chairman Calls Out ICO Lawyers in January 22 Remarks

insights SEC Chairman Calls Out ICO Lawyers in January 22 Remarks Dror Futter · January 24, 2018

“If You Can’t Hear Me, I’ll Speak a Little Louder!” – SEC Chairman Clayton followed up critical remarks on ICO market advisors in December with new, blunt criticisms of many ICO attorneys. Read the full story and insights here.   Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He represents emerging companies and their…

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It’s Not Just the SEC – Massachusetts Regulators Sue Resident Who Launched ICO

insights It’s Not Just the SEC – Massachusetts Regulators Sue Resident Who Launched ICO Dror Futter · January 23, 2018

ICO legal risks may begin but do not end with the SEC, as a Massachusetts-based ICO issuer learned when state regulators sued him for his role in an unregistered ICO. Read the full article here   Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He represents emerging companies and their investors, as well…

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Mama Don’t Take My KodakCoin Away!

insights Mama Don’t Take My KodakCoin Away! Dror Futter · January 22, 2018

Now Kodak is cashing in on the ICO craze with its newly announced KodakCoin. Buried beneath the hype, however, is a very interesting use case. Read the full article here Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He represents emerging companies and their investors, as well as a wide range of technology…

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Real Estate Can Now be Purchased Through Blockchain

insights Real Estate Can Now be Purchased Through Blockchain Dror Futter · January 5, 2018

Real estate in California can now be purchased through blockchain. Some organizations are aiming to overcome the complicated processes and fee systems associated with real estate investments and transactions through the use of blockchain technology. This move could force lending and title industries to adapt to this new concept. American Banker Magazine taps Dror Futter, Partner at…

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SEC’s Latest on ICOs: If it Walks Like a Duck and Squawks Like a Duck, It’s a Security

insights SEC’s Latest on ICOs: If it Walks Like a Duck and Squawks Like a Duck, It’s a Security Dror Futter · December 11, 2017

In a powerful one-two punch on Monday, the SEC published a cease and desist order shutting down an ICO for the MUN utility token and a highly critical statement by SEC’s Chairman, Jay Clayton, entitled “Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings”.  Rimon partner Dror Futter analyzes the impact of these communications by the SEC and their impact on…

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“We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs. Rimon’s Dror Futter writes in BitcoinMagazine

insights “We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs. Rimon’s Dror Futter writes in BitcoinMagazine Dror Futter · November 27, 2017

ICOs are not limited to new companies. Companies that have previously raised venture funding can do them as well — a phenomenon some have termed “Reverse ICOs.”   The standard deal documents of the venture industry (SAFEs, Convertible Notes, Series Seed and NVCA Series A) never contemplated Reverse ICOs.  Rimon partner, Dror Futter, has written about the…

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Spoiler Alert: ICOs – The “Good Times” May Be Ending

insights Spoiler Alert:  ICOs – The “Good Times” May Be Ending Dror Futter · November 16, 2017

Two recent events suggest that the “Wild West Period” for ICOs may be drawing to a close. Recent statements by SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, strongly suggest more SEC action to come and the first class-action suit related to an ICO has been filed. Click here to read Dror Futter’s analysis. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years…

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ICOs, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens – the SEC Speaks

insights ICOs, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens – the SEC Speaks Dror Futter · August 4, 2017

The SEC has issued its first, much anticipated statement on the regulatory status of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings). Click here to read our analysis of the questions the SEC answered and, perhaps more importantly, the questions that remain unresolved. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He represents emerging companies and their…

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Trade Secrets and How They Can Plunge Tech Companies Into Expensive Litigation. Mr. Futter for Raconteur

insights Trade Secrets and How They Can Plunge Tech Companies Into Expensive Litigation. Mr. Futter for Raconteur Dror Futter · May 10, 2017

As technology reshapes the way we live and work, trade secrets have become very important. They have unleashed an unprecedented boom in litigation, legislation and media attention. And some investors and companies have found themselves in court or facing damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. “Trade secrets are the hardest form of IP to…

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