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Understanding Blockchains

  • 1 Mar 2018

You’ve heard of Bitcoin and Ethereum and possibly dozens of other “alt-coins” and “ICOs.” Join us as Paul Horbal explains the technology behind these buzzwords, and discusses some of the challenges facing intellectual property practitioners when it comes to protecting new and interesting uses of blockchain tech, beyond cryptocurrency.

Paul is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Electrical & Computer Technology group and Chair of the Financial Technology group. His practice focuses on patent, industrial design and technology law, with an emphasis on securing and leveraging intellectual property rights for high-tech and Fintech clients.

He has prepared and filed patent applications relating to blockchain technology, payment processing, telecommunications systems, integrated circuits, digital signal processing, biomedical and biomonitoring devices, power systems and power electronics, computer networks, computer software, along with many other technologies.


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