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Online CLE Blockchain Technology CLE

Patent Race on the Emergence of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)
CLE Intellectual Property LawIntellectual Property CLE & CPERecording

Online CLE Blockchain Technology

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Blockchain Technology Webinar. As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology rapidly become mainstream and emerge as disruptive technologies, the number of patents filed under these technologies is also rapidly increasing. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the number of patent applications has doubled since 2016. Thus, giving the impression that the recent increase in filings of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related patents has raised awareness and interest to the public.

However, many companies and individuals are still unaware of what aspects of this technology can be patented.

To avoid potential risks, financial damages, and confusion, the myths and misconceptions in the patent application of cryptocurrency-related technologies should be immediately addressed.

Listen as a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as important patent-related issues concerning cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Speakers will go beyond the basics and identify common myths and misconceptions surrounding this significant topic. They will also enumerate best strategies and practical tips to avoid risks and potential damages.

Key topics include:

  • Patent Landscape of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
  • Pros and Cons of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
  • Addressing Common Myths and Misconceptions
  • Formulating Best Strategies and Practical Tips
  • Trends and Updates in 2018

Who Should Attend

  • Patent Owners
  • Investors
  • Patent Agents
  • Bank Regulation Lawyers
  • Patent Lawyers
  • Commercial Entities using cryptocurrencies
  • Other related/interested professionals

Faculty

Online CLE Blockchain Technology
Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.D
Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Online CLE Blockchain Technology
Thomas Haag, Ph.D.
Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Online CLE Blockchain Technology

Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.D, Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Thomas Haag, Ph.D., Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Intro to blockchain and how it differs from just cryptocurrency as well as how it can be used for IP licensing

Online CLE Blockchain Technology

Online CLE Blockchain Technology

Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.DPartnerSeyfarth Shaw LLP

Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.D. is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Dr. Fanelli’s expertise lies in patent portfolio creation and management, counseling, technology transactions, due diligence, opinion work, including drafting novelty, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions, and inter partes review and post grant review proceedings.  Dr. Fanelli also has significant experience with the interplay between patent and FDA laws under the Hatch-Waxman Act, and he regularly handles IP issues attendant to mergers, acquisitions, and financing for life sciences companies as well as ANDA analyses associated with Hatch-Waxman paragraph IV litigation.

Dr. Fanelli received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Temple University, where he studied the syntheses of biologically active amino acids and amino acid derivatives under the supervision of Dr. Franklin A. Davis.

Online CLE Blockchain Technology

Thomas Haag, Ph.D.PartnerSeyfarth Shaw LLP

Thomas Haag is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington D.C. office where he cochairs the firm’s chemical & life science patent team. His practice focuses on pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent counseling, due diligence and licensing/transactional matters; as well as Hatch-Waxman litigation and patent opinion work.

He has extensive experience strategically managing large patent portfolios, drafting and negotiating biomedical patent licenses, asset purchase agreements and joint development agreements. Dr. Haag’s technical expertise is in molecular biology related technologies including those in the fields of immuno-oncology, cancer/infectious disease vaccines, nucleic acid-based therapeutics, stem-cell therapeutics, gene editing and therapy, epigenetics, transgenic plants, next generation sequencing (NGS), biologics and biosimilars.

Previously, Dr. Haag was a Founding Partner and Chair of Fanelli Haag PLLC. Fanelli Haag was acquired by Seyfarth Shaw LLP in October 2016. Fanelli Haag was a leading intellectual property boutique law firm focused on issues facing the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology and chemical industries.

Online CLE Blockchain Technology

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   Experience in Patent Law

Course Code:
   147357

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
    1.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 850 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit www.seyfarth.com.

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