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Dean L. Fanelli, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP at TKG’s Patent Race on the Emergence of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology Live Webcast

New York, NY, August 21, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dean L. Fanelli, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Patent Race on the Emergence of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 23, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET).

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About Dean L. Fanelli

Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.D. is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Dr. Fanelli’s expertise lies in patent portfolio creation and management, counseling, technology transactions, due diligence, opinion work, including drafting novelty, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions, and inter partes review and post grant review proceedings. Dr. Fanelli regularly handles IP issues attendant to mergers, acquisitions, and financing for life sciences companies as well as analyses and strategy associated with patent litigation. Dr. Fanelli is a member of Seyfarth Shaw’s Block Chain Specialty Team and is at the forefront in advising clients on the ledger-based aspects of block chain technology as it relates to various industries and the value that patent protection provides to the innovative advances in this area.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 850 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit
Event Synopsis

As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology rapidly become mainstream and emerge as disruptive technologies, the number of patents filed under these technologies is also rapidly increasing. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the number of patent applications has doubled since 2016. Thus, giving the impression that the recent increase in filings of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related patents has raised awareness and interest to the public.

However, many companies and individuals are still unaware of what aspects of this technology can be patented.

To avoid potential risks, financial damages, and confusion, the myths and misconceptions in the patent application of cryptocurrency-related technologies should be immediately addressed.

Listen as a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as important patent-related issues concerning cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Speakers will go beyond the basics and identify common myths and misconceptions surrounding this significant topic. They will also enumerate best strategies and practical tips to avoid risks and potential damages.

Key topics include:

- Patent Landscape of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
- Pros and Cons of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
- Addressing Common Myths and Misconceptions
- Formulating Best Strategies and Practical Tips
- Trends and Updates in 2018

About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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