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How to conduct a blockchain IP audit

30-08-2018Andrew MacArthur and Ralph Dengler

Protecting blockchain products requires a deep understanding of a company’s relevant assets, so an IP audit can clarify the benefits and risks before proceeding with commercialisation, say Andrew MacArthur and Ralph Dengler of Venable.

IP Week @ SG 2018: Learning more about IP ValueLab

International, Singapore29-08-2018

Before IP Week @ SG 2018, which takes place on September 4 and 5, 2018, Tan Shau En, executive director of the IP ValueLab, tells WIPR more about how the enterprise engagement arm of IPOS is encouraging innovation in Singapore.

Conference preview: 2018 AIPPI World Congress, Cancun

International, Mexico29-08-2018

The 2018 AIPPI World Congress will be held in the colourful location of Cancun, Mexico, from September 23 to 26, as the association reports.

A blow to a national cheese

Cyprus, EU28-08-2018Food and drinkNick Bolter and Annie Websper

The EU General Court’s decision in a case involving the trademark ‘Halloumi’ is a reminder that national certification marks are offered no special treatment when it comes to opposition proceedings. Nick Bolter and Annie Websper of Cooley report.

Blockchain: smart contracts for smart businesses

International23-08-2018Alexander Walker

The characteristics of blockchain technology are an ideal fit for so-called smart contracts, which will have a large role to play in the licensing and sale of IP, says Alexander Walker of Taylor Wessing.

Blockchain patents: the emerging landscape of risk

US23-08-2018Marc Kaufman

The growing number of patents covering blockchain will cause uncertainty in the space if patent ownership is highly concentrated and licences are available only through licence assertions, warns Marc Kaufman of the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council.

How to keep your disclosure from becoming prior art

US23-08-2018Rory Pheiffer

While courts continue to grapple with the confines of what constitutes a public disclosure, what we do know is that absolute secrecy is not required, says Rory Pheiffer of law firm Nutter.

Digital content on the blockchain: navigating copyright and ownership issues

US22-08-2018James Cooke

Courts and other administrative bodies may need to adapt their understanding and interpretation of copyright law and the available remedies for infringement to address the unique advantages and challenges of blockchain technologies. James Cooke of Duane Morris reports.

Analysis: blockchain evidence accepted by Chinese court

China20-08-2018James Godefroy

A Chinese court’s acceptance of blockchain-based evidence is a step in the right direction for using technology to modernise legal processes, says James Godefroy of Rouse’s Guangzhou office.

Blockchain IP risks and how to manage them

International, UK16-08-2018Chris Smith

With the increasing use and importance of blockchain technology, IP risks will be inevitable. Chris Smith of Reddie & Grose examines how companies might overcome these obstacles.

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