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Protecting Innovations of Startups are patents worth the investment
Are patents worth the investment
Author: Steve Martin – Ridout & Maybee LLP
Multi-billion dollar patent acquisitions by the likes of Google and billion dollar patent damages awards in disputes like that between Apple and Samsung have made patents rise in prominence recently. While patents can be one of the most valuable assets a company owns, the value of each patent varies widely and pursuing a patent may not always be the right choice. Entrepreneurs and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) need … [+]
Blockchain Technologies Are Being Patented in Canada
What does this Mean for Future Blockchain Patents
Author: Filip Boskovic – Ridout & Maybee LLP
We had previously written about the emergence of and issues of patenting blockchain technology in Canada.
Over the course of the past year there has been an increase in the number of Blockchain patents filed in Canada.
Notably, in 2018 at least two Blockchain patent applications have received a grant in Canada, including Canadian Patent No. 2 981 511 to Nasdaq, Inc., US (the “Nasdaq Patent”) … [+]