Blockchain and IP: The Challenges That Blockchain Brings to IP Protection and Enforcement

Blockchain brings with it its own unique set of challenges with regard to the creation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the supply chain world. Areas of planning include the legal impact of standard setting and their interplay with patent rights, data security and cyber risks, the challenges associated with open source platforms, the challenge of protecting IP on the blockchain, and external IP threats to products and platforms. These topics will be discussed to identify issues that must be considered, and strategies for addressing those issues.

  • Joshua Krumholz, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Patrick Manasse, Co-Founder and Chief Compliance Officer, MonetaGo
  • Peter Nadimi, Senior Counsel, Commercial, Privacy, and Technology Team, McDonald’s Corporation