Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Impacts on Intellectual Property

Held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 1 pm - 2 pm ET

What is blockchain? What is cryptocurrency? How do these things work, and who owns them? How does intellectual property fit into these innovative technologies? This webinar will discuss how intellectual property dovetails with distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, starting with the most well-known examples of both: blockchain and cryptocurrency. From decentralized registries to automated licensing schemes, we’ll discuss uses of this new technology, and provide attendees with insight into the changing intellectual property landscape in this area by exploring patentable subject matter eligibility and the challenges of working with open-source software and technology.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.

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Law Society of Ontario1
Barreau du Québec*1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant

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