Blockchain and IP: Smart Contracts, Protecting Innovations, Enforcing Licenses, and More
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course 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?
- How are innovative blockchain technologies being protected using IP?
- How do you work with a smart contract?
Senior Lawyer, Patent Agent
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
Mr. Chau focuses on intellectual property, primarily patent prosecution, strategy, and portfolio management. Mr.... | Read More
Mr. Chau focuses on intellectual property, primarily patent prosecution, strategy, and portfolio management. Mr. Chau's corporate / commercial experience includes employment / independent contractor agreements, financing agreements, transactional agreements for mergers and acquisitions, non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, collaboration agreements, and conducting due diligence.Close
Mr. Collen leads GoDaddy's blockchain + trademark initiative and is an adjunct professor at the Boston College... | Read More
Mr. Collen leads GoDaddy's blockchain + trademark initiative and is an adjunct professor at the Boston College Carroll School of Management, teaching Business Applications of Blockchain. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Cognate, which was acquired by GoDaddy in September 2018. Mr. Collen is the Coordinator of the Blockchain Task Force for the Emerging Issues Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), sits on the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council within the Digital Chamber of Commerce, and is a Founding Member of the Chamber's Token Alliance Group. Mr. Collen is a sought after speaker, presenting lectures, webinars, and education sessions on blockchain and blockchain + trademarks at universities and events in the U.S. and Europe.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