10/30: Concurrent Sessions: Fintech/Blockchain
October 30, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
90 CLE Minutes
Concurrent Session 1: Hot Issues in FinTech and Blockchain
Allison Gaul, Washington, DC
Technical Tutorial of Blockchaing: A case study -- Stephen J. Mackenzie, Senior IP Counsel, Koch Industries, Wichita, KS
Uses of Blockchain by Industry -- Joseph J. Petrokaitis, Corporate Counsel, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY
Open Source Licensing and Decentralized Content Distribution Platforms -- Matej Michalko, CEO, DECENT, Geneva, Switzerland
Due Diligence for Blockchain IP Portfolios -- Marc Kaufman, RIMON Law, Washington, DC
Rimon | PartnerMarc Kaufman concentrates his practice in the area of patent strategy, in particular, advising clients in protecting, managing and leveraging their intellectual property assets. He has also represented clients in defending against patent assertions in district courts and through post-grant administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office. Mr. Kaufman has created structured procedures to secure and enforce intellectual property rights in a market-focused manner. Marc’s practice focuses on computer software including the areas of Fintech, database technology, content distribution, and computer security.
Matej Michalko is a #BlockchainPioneer with 8+ years of blockchain and cryptocurrency experience. He is the Founder and CEO of DECENT.
IBM Corporation | Counsel, IP LawJoe Petrokaitis is currently Counsel, IP Law, at IBM Corporation supporting the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Joe previously supported IBM's blockchain transactional and patent filing activities. Joe received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and is registered to practice before the USPTO.
Stephen MacKenzie is Senior Counsel IP and IP Litigation at Koch Companies Public Sector, which is the Legal, Government, and Public Affairs division for Koch Industries, Inc. based in Wichita, Kansas. Steve focuses his practice on prosecution strategy, IP management and counseling, M&A, and licensing. Prior to joining Koch, Steve worked in private practice as a patent litigation attorney in Wilmington, Delaware.
Gaul, Allison W.
Millen, White, Zelando & Branigan | Of CounselAllison Gaul is an Of Counsel attorney at the Firm, and currently assist clients with a variety of intellectual property and data privacy matters. Ms. Gaul is adept at developing creative approaches for short and long term intellectual property and risk management strategies. She specializes in technical field areas of computer engineering and software.