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Bd. 2019 Nr. 2: Digitalisierung

The Patent-Eligibility of Blockchains in Europe and the United States

June 11, 2019
September 16, 2020


Blockchains appears to be a revolution and this technology is often referred to as a groundbreaking innovation and the harbringer of a new economic era. Unsurprisingly, many companies are studying the benefits that it can provide them and look for protection when they make an invention in this field. This paper addresses the question whether blockchain-related inventions can be patented under the European Patent Convention and the US patent law.