New York IP partner, Ted Mlynar was interviewed by Law360 for its recent article “What IP Attys Need to Know About Blockchain“. Ted comments on the application of blockchain technology, not solely in the financial sector, but across a wide range of industries.
In this interview, Ted also discusses the blockchain patent filing trends of big businesses and the issue of patentability of business methods and patents applied to financial activity in light of recent legal updates such as the Alice ruling. Utility-type arguments for these patents are of specific relevance to this recent technology.
On patent litigation, Ted predicts that, while there is little activity in this space now, “a wave of patent litigation is on the horizon”
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