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An intellectual property protection strategy is critical to the success of blockchain projects. Learn more about the options at this event.


An intellectual property (IP) protection strategy is critical to the success of blockchain projects. The Open Source and decentralized nature of blockchain implementations does not insulate blockchain innovators from risk of patent assertions.

In the first part of the program, Marc Kaufman will outline the patent landscape related to blockchain technology and describe the Community Patent Protocol, his plan for minimizing patent risk and fostering innovation in blockchain ecosystems.

The second part of the program will be a panel of IP experts discussing how blockchain projects can protect their IP assets, and why they should do so, without interfering on network effects and adoption of their technology.



6:00 pm: Doors open

6:30 pm: Welcome

6:35 pm: Patent landscape related to blockchain technology & the Community Patent Protocol

Speaker: Marc Kaufman

7:00 pm: Panel of IP & Patent stakeholders in Blockchain (discussion)

Florian Glatz, President of Blockchain Bundesverband, Founder of Fundament Securities

Thorsten Terweiden

Roman Beck, Prof. at the ITU Copenhagen, Head of Blockchain Center

Benjamin Horvath, managing Director Blockrocket, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

Moderator: Marc Kaufman, Partner of Rimon Law

7:45 pm: Networking, light food & drinks.



About LOT Network


LOT Network (short for License on Transfer) is a non-profit community of companies committed to protecting themselves long-term against Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) and their patent lawsuits. LOT Network members partner with other like-minded companies who believe good corporate citizens don’t monetize patents through patent trolls. More information can be found on lotnet.com.


About Marc Kaufman (Partner, Rimon PC)

Marc Kaufman is a patent attorney based in Washington, DC. Marc’s practice focuses on Fintech, and blockchain technology in particular. Marc is a Co-Founder of the Blockchain IP Counsel, an initiative of the Chamber of Digital Commerce that is focused on managing intellectual property issues in blockchain ecosystems. Currently, Marc is introducing the Community Patent Protocol, his plan to manage patent risk in blockchain implementations, to the blockchain community.

Marc has spoken throughout the world, including at the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has also been quoted in notable publications such as the New York Times, the Financial Times, Forbes, and Newsweek. Marc has been named to the IAM 350 Top Patent Strategists every year since its inception and has been named Fintech IP Lawyer of the Year in Washington, DC for 2019 and 2020 by Global Law Experts.


About BerChain

This event is co-hosted by BerChain e.V., a non-profit connecting and promoting the blockchain ecosystem in Berlin. Visit berchain.com for more information.



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March 4

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


1st floor, Else, Factory Görlitzer Park


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