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US: IBM Leads Top Patent Assignees With Patents in AI and Blockchain

News Tech giant IBM cemented its patent leadership in the United States, with over 9,000 received patents, including in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, in 2019. With the 9,626 patents secured, IBM became the company that received the most patents in the U.S.ever and the leader on the ..

Crypto Tycoon Winklevoss Brothers Obtain Six Stablecoin Patents

News Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, have obtained six stablecoin-related patents, according to filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Three of the patents — the first, second and the fifth on the list — all describe systems f..

IBM Secures Patent for ‘Self-Aware Token’ to Record Events of Offline Transactions

News Tech giant IBM has been awarded a patent for the development of a “self-aware token” designed to record events of an offline transaction. A patent document filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office describes a system, which relates to financial data processing in an electronic ..

China Continues to Streamline Its Blockchain Patent Application Process

News The National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) in China continues to clarify the guidelines for blockchain patent applications, which are set to become effective as of Feb. 1. At the end of December 2019, the NIPA announced the revised guidelines to patent applications for new emerg..

Coinbase CEO Receives Patent for Transacting Bitcoin via Email

News Brian Amstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, has patented a system that allows users to transact Bitcoin (BTC) directly using email. First filed in March 2015 and awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Dec. 17, the method enables users to make Bitcoin payments using email..

US and China Battle for Blockchain Dominance

Expert Take When Chinese President Xi Jinping announced strong support for blockchain technology last month, pundits suggested that China would soon overtake the United States in dominating blockchain innovations. Our patent research at the Blockchain Center of Excellence at the University of Arka..

Coinbase Secures Patent for System to Identify Non-Compliant Accounts

News A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Nov. 19 details a system containing a scoring model that “determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account.” The system then compares the compliance ..

With 7,600 Blockchain Patent Applications, Chinese Firms Far Outpace US

News Measured by patent applications in the sector, China is handily outpacing other countries including the United States in blockchain technology. On Nov. 20, Japan-based financial newspaper Nikkei reported that Chinese companies submitted around 7,600 applications between 2009 and 2018 — about ..

Canadian Banking Giant RBC Applies for New Cryptocurrency Sector Patents

Canada’s largest bank by market capitalization has applied for four new patents that suggest the company could be aiming to launch cryptocurrency services. That’s per Canadian trade publication The Logic, which reported this week that the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has filed for a spate of new pate..

Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

News Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices. A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption technology, wherein a tradition..

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