Blockchain and IP: Navigating Emerging Issues
Blockchain, DLT Platforms, Crypto-Tokens, Smart Contracts, and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will familiarize counsel with some of the current and potential uses of blockchains, and more broadly, distributed ledger technology (DLT). The panel will also discuss the legal and regulatory hurdles that companies may encounter in implementing and transacting on DLT platforms, handling crypto-tokens, and working with smart contracts.
- Introduction to blockchain and related technologies
- Real-world use cases
- Legal issues and challenges that counsel need to address
The panel will review these and other high profile issues:
- How are transactions conducted using a blockchain?
- In what areas are blockchain technologies currently being used?
- Are cryptocurrencies and crypto-tokens legal?
- How do you work with a smart contract?
Lawyer, Patent Agent, Trademark Agent
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
Mr. Ng’s practice focuses on creating and protecting IP assets in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. He... | Read More
Mr. Ng’s practice focuses on creating and protecting IP assets in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. He drafts, prosecutes and provides strategic advice for patents in various innovative fields, including electrical, mechanical, medical device and computer-related technologies. A large focus of Mr. Ng's practice relates to financial technologies, distributed computing, machine learning, telecommunication systems and protocols, blockchain applications and data analysis systems.Close
Cogent Law Group
Mr. Smith is a licensed patent attorney, electrical engineer, MBA and serial entrepreneur who founded tech startups... | Read More
Mr. Smith is a licensed patent attorney, electrical engineer, MBA and serial entrepreneur who founded tech startups serving international markets. His strategic advice on corporate and IP issues draws on decades of experience in all aspects of forming companies, raising funds, and protecting, enforcing, and licensing patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Mr. Smith has been an advisor to hundreds of fast-growing companies that built valuable portfolios in the medical, electronic, internet, computer and mechanical fields. As a partner at Greenberg Traurig, he led the IP department at the firm’s main technology office.Close
Managing Director- Global Head of Business Development
Mr. Stone is Head of Business Development at Symbiont, a capital markets focused blockchain and smart contract... | Read More
Mr. Stone is Head of Business Development at Symbiont, a capital markets focused blockchain and smart contract startups. In this role he develops and manages key relationships with clients, business partners and prospects. Prior to joining Symbiont, Mr. Stone spent 11 years at MSCI Inc. as a market risk subject matter expert to hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds and banks. Mr. Stone began his career as an interbank foreign exchange trader at Banque Paribas and held a variety of market making and proprietary trading roles during his trading career.Close