Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Blockchain, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts are changing “business as usual.” As one of the most respected names in intellectual property and technology law, we are here to help make that change a little easier.

In this emerging technology space, you may be the very first to face new legal, regulatory, or business challenges. Our technological bench strength uniquely positions us to guide our clients through these challenges and even recognize potential problems before they exist. With more than 45 attorneys and scientists with computer science and engineering backgrounds, we are able to jump into complex code and platform issues. We not only assist in identifying and protecting patentable inventions involving cryptocurrencies and other blockchain innovations, but also in assessing risks, identifying gaps, and recommending creative solutions to other technology-based legal issues, such as online dispute resolution.

And we have a track record to back us up. Some of the world’s largest software, e-commerce, and financial services companies trust us with their technology law matters and their valuable IP assets. We also assist startup companies in preparing for investment/acquisition diligence as well as developing procedures and strategies for protecting and commercializing their innovations.

Our attorneys are experienced in many technological areas intersecting with blockchains, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts, including: 

  • Financial services and business methods
  • Cryptocurrency and encryption
  • Data privacy
  • Open source
  • Cloud computing
  • Licensing and indemnification
  • Dispute resolution
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