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How To Avoid The Hurdles Of Patenting Blockchain Tech

Law360 (March 9, 2018, 7:38 PM EST) -- There is a race to file patents for improvements to blockchain, the ledger technology underlying bitcoin, as fervor around the technology continues to build, but experts warn of potential stumbling blocks that could trip up the unwary inventor.

The number of patent filings related to blockchain and distributed ledger technology have grown at an exponential rate, as companies continue to pour resources into the development of the technology as it is adapted across a range of industries.

One recent analysis, conducted by attorneys at Rimon PC, showed there were over 740 blockchain patent publications worldwide in September, a 300 percent increase...

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