Live Webinar: Avoiding Risk and Fostering Innovation with Blockchain Patent Communities

Events Live Webinar: Avoiding Risk and Fostering Innovation with Blockchain Patent Communities Marc Kaufman March 22, 2021

About the Event:

Currently, there are over 30,000 patent families worldwide directed specifically to blockchain technologies. Therefore, despite the broad use of open source software in blockchain ecosystems, patents present a significant risk to blockchain innovators and their investors. However, there are various patent communities which can reduce the risk of excessive patent litigation for blockchain projects. This panel discussion will discuss the tapestry of patent communities that are available to blockchain innovators and how each community balances the rights of patent owners with the need for freedom to operate within the blockchain community.

Panel Introduction: Perianne Boring, President and Founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce

Moderator: Marc Kaufman, Rimon PC

William Geary, MPEG-LA
Ken Seddon, LOT Network
Jed Grant, Open Crypto Alliance
Matthew Poppe, Rimon PC


Register for Session 1, March 22, 2021 – 10:00 to 11:00 AM EST

Register for Session 2, March 24, 2021 – 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST

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 about Marc here.

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