A Blockchain Innovator’s Guide to IP Strategy

A Blockchain Innovator’s Guide to IP Strategy, Protecting Innovation and Avoiding Infringement

Patentability, and the decision to patent an innovation, is central to the growth of any new technology or field. The blockchain ecosystem, unsurprisingly, is beginning to confront those questions. This Primer offers background information on the subject of intellectual property (IP) law and provides high-level guidance on how these critical questions impact individual innovators, groups of founders, or entities operating in the blockchain space.

Whatever the reason is for choosing to seek or forgo patent protection, it is sensible to understand the rights that are available, how to obtain them, and when they apply. Innovators must determine the correct course for their particular innovations, and seeking and utilizing IP protection can be a key resource for protecting their interests. This Primer presents a path for making that determination, and how to navigate the many decisions that follow.