Cryptocurrency, Blockchains, Bitcoins and Non-Fungible Tokens

Register for our upcoming American Bar Association's webinar, which will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 10am – 11:30am Pacific.


The popularity of non-fungible tokens, or “NFTs,” is growing with an enormous speed… For example, the artist Grimes recently sold a bunch of NFTs for nearly $6 million. This webinar is regarding not only NFTs, but also cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and bitcoins. This webinar will also explain what they are, how they are used, when they can be used, and how they relate to intellectual property.

The speakers will also provide answers to the questions such as (1) can patents be granted for cryptoassets, (2) can patent be granted for blockchains, (3) can patents be granted for NFTs, and (3) what the legal ramifications are related to patent eligibility of cryptoassets/blockchains/NFTs in the U.S. and in Europe. The speakers will illustrate the answers to the above questions using the claim sets cited from the several granted patents and pending patent applications.


Malgorzata A. Kulczycka, Ph.D.

Dr. Kulczycka is a partner at Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP. Her practice focuses on client counseling and strategic patent prosecution in the areas of computer networks, Internet-related technologies, computer software, telecommunications, computer graphics, and electronics. Her computer network and software experiences include virtual machines, communications servers and routers, load balancing, artificial intelligence, high availability network mechanisms, VPN, dynamic DNS-based security systems, real-time distributed data compliance brokers, and cloud-based storage systems. Dr. Kulczycka has published many articles and presented several webinars on a variety of IP-related topics for the IP-community including the AIPLA organization, software companies, and startups.

Eric-Michael Dokter, Dipl.-Ing.

Mr. Dokter is a partner at Viering, Jentschura & Partner. He is a registered German Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney, a European Trademark Attorney, and a European Design Attorney. From 1999 until the end of 2014, he was a member of the Examination Committee for the European Qualifying Examination for European Patent Attorneys. Mr. Dokter focuses his work on German, European and International patent prosecution as well as legal opinions, litigation, and opposition, nullity, and invalidation proceedings. His technical focus includes information and communications technology including 3G, 4G, 5G, IEEE 802.11, semiconductor technologies, internet security, video and audio compression, AI, autonomous agents, E-Mobility, electronic circuits, databases, and the like. His clients include various Fortune 500 companies as well as mid-sized companies and startups.

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