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Will Chen is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

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点击此处阅读中文译文 Blockchain patent applications may be divided into two types: underlying technologies of blockchain, such as consensus methods, security, etc., and applications of blockchain in, e.g., fintech, legal, and other industries. In patent examination, the first type, because it recites underlying technology improvement, rarely elicits subject matter rejections. The second type, applications of blockchain, are often found to be directed to an abstract idea. This article analyzes a recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in a blockchain patent application and explores drafting and prosecution strategies to anticipate subject matter scrutiny.… Continue Reading Blockchain Patentability Through The Lens Of A Recent PTAB Decision

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Will Chen is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.