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IP Litigators Address Blockchain Patents in Bloomberg Law Podcast

Practices: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Strategy

IP litigation partner Leslie Spencer and associate Marta Belcher (both of Silicon Valley) examined blockchain patents in a 17-minute Bloomberg Law Code & Conduit podcast on Aug. 20.

They discussed defensive patent strategies for blockchain innovators, including challenges in getting blockchain patents, the interplay of patents and open source software, and resistance to patenting in the blockchain space. The podcast also addressed how to prepare for blockchain patent litigation, and provides an overview of patent pools, pledges and other defensive patent licensing arrangements.

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