Patents as NFTs: Tokenization and Implications for Ownership, Valuation, and Licensing; Securities Law Compliance
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance on patents as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The panel will discuss the current trends related to NFTs representing patents, examining the benefits and challenges, and even viability of such a system. The panel will discuss ownership, transferring ownership, valuation, and other issues as well as address potential concerns related to securities laws. The panel will offer best practices for leveraging NFTs to maximize patents' value and minimize the risks.
- Current trends
- IBM and IPwe
- Patent auction
- Ownership and transferring of ownership/rights
- Securities laws
- Best practices for leveraging NFTs and minimizing risk
The panel will review these and other high profile issues:
- What IP issues are implicated when the NFT changes hands?
- What are the potential concerns related to securities laws?
- What steps can patent owners and their counsel take to leverage NFTs while minimizing the risks?
Fabio E. Marino
Office Managing Partner; Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group
Mr. Marino is an experienced intellectual property trial attorney. He tries high-stakes patent, trade secrets, and... | Read More
Mr. Marino is an experienced intellectual property trial attorney. He tries high-stakes patent, trade secrets, and copyright cases across the United States, with an emphasis on computer-related technologies and arguing appeals at the Federal Circuit. Mr. Marino has experience in a variety of technologies, including computer networks, telecommunications, software engineering, e-commerce, internet-related technologies, computer architecture, digital circuit design, flash memory, DRAMs, parallel computing, 3-D graphics and animation, medical imaging, and artificial intelligence.Close
Eric L. Sophir
Foley & Lardner
Mr. Sophir counsels clients on protecting innovations, gaining market share, the risks and value associated with... | Read More
Mr. Sophir counsels clients on protecting innovations, gaining market share, the risks and value associated with acquiring, licensing or otherwise commercializing a patent portfolio; resolving patent disputes and monetizing patents. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution; infringement and validity analysis in patent litigation; licensing and selling; due diligence; clearance and landscape analysis; and post-grant proceedings. Mr. Sophir also provides advice on prosecution strategies to better protect a product or more effectively deter competitors. His practice has a particular emphasis on portfolio development, including invention harvesting and patent filing strategies. Eric's clients range from startups to Fortune 50 companies.Close