Blockchain and Intellectual Property

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIV No. 1, March 2019

4 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2019

Date Written: January 16, 2019

Abstract

Undeniably one of the most anticipated and potentially revolutionary technologies since the invention of the internet, blockchain promises to usher in a new era of how we do business and handle information. Although a cryptographically secured chain of digital files was described in work* dated as early as 1991, the invention of blockchain in its current, most popular form, as a distributed ledger for transactions on a network, is credited to the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor(s) of Bitcoin, in 2008. Cryptography has been around for centuries, but the cryptocurrency & blockchain community as a whole largely considers Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin as the first blockchain. Although initially intended as the supporting technology behind a digital form of money, blockchain is beginning to show it’s potential to expand to numerous applications with real world use-cases in preexisting industries.

Keywords: Blockchain, Intellectual Property, Cryptographically, Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakomoto

Suggested Citation

Krajewski, Trevor and Lettiere, Rich, Blockchain and Intellectual Property (January 16, 2019). les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIV No. 1, March 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3316992

Trevor Krajewski (Contact Author)

Ocean Tomo ( email )

San Francisco, CA
United States

Rich Lettiere

Ocean Tomo ( email )

San Francisco, CA
United States

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