IP Protection for Blockchain

This article by Shai Jalfin for IP Watchdog discusses IP management in relation to blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin that provides a secure public ledger of digital financial transactions.  Mr Jalfin reviews the state of patenting in relation to blockchain, which at this time is concentrated around security measures like encryption, and the likely co-existence of open source and proprietary approaches as the technology evolves, among other issues. 

June 2017