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Huawei Seeks Patent for Blockchain Rights Management
In a recently released patent application, tech giant Huawei touts a blockchain system for protecting digital property rights.
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Coders Beware: Licensing Issues Abound for Ether Apps
Lawyers take a look at the challenges involved in using ethereum's open-source code, and what they claim are its potential pitfalls.
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American Express Eyes Blockchain for Customer Rewards System
New patent filings from American Express suggest the credit card provider is looking at blockchain as part of a consumer rewards system.
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Former Bitmain Chip Designer Seeks to Revoke Mining Giant's Patent
A former employee is engaged in a tit-for-tat battle with mining giant Bitmain over the alleged misuse of intellectual property.
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Proof of Xerox? Copier Giant Pursues Blockchain Time-Stamping Strategy
Xerox may be looking to use blockchain to create digital proofs for documents and other forms of data, according to a patent filing.
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Bank of America Files 9 More Blockchain Patent Applications
Nine more blockchain-related patent applications filed by Bank of America have been made public, a number that brings the bank's total to at least 30.
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Media Producer Launches Blockchain Initiative with Government Backing
A Canadian media production firm with links to the Ontario government is seeking partners for a blockchain trial focused on tracking copyrights.
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Blockchain Startup Bitfury Files for Electronics Design Patent
Venture-backed blockchain startup Bitfury is seeking a patent related to electronics design, public documents reveal.
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Music Groups Band Together to Build Blockchain Rights Solution
Three music associations have teamed up with IBM to create a blockchain solution aimed to protect the intellectual property of artists.
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Patent Trolls Beware: 40 Firms Join Fight Against Blockchain IP Abuse
The Chamber of Digital Commerce has formed a new council to help the blockchain industry better protect its intellectual property.
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