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Industry News

A rush to patent the blockchain is a sign of the technology’s promise
Financial firms and assorted startups are rushing to patent the technology that underlies bitcoin.
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Big Banks Are Stocking Up on Blockchain Patents
In the headlong rush to revolutionize modern finance, blockchain enthusiasts are overlooking one potentially costly problem: their applications, built on open-source code, may actually belong to someone else.
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How to Avoid Patent Wars and Reduce IP Risk in the Blockchain Ecosystem
Players in the nascent distributed ledger technology (DLT) industry need to collaborate and develop an intellectual property strategy, or run the risk of patent wars and a chilling effect on innovation.
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The Looming War for Blockchain Patents
There’s a patent land grab developing in the blockchain space that could potentially make doing business more challenging for those who want to build upon the open-source technology in the future.
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Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’
Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it.
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  • What the industry is saying…

    The convergence of technology and finance has resulted in an increase in PAE litigation against financial services companies involving non-financial services-related patents.
    Josh DeathTD Bank

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