More than half of U.S. blockchain patents are owned by blockchain-specific developers, while 20% are owned by financial institutions, led by Bank of America (see pie
1,240 blockchain patent applications were filed worldwide in 2017, up from 594 in 2016 and 258 in 2015. Among the leading filers were Bank of
It has been a decade since the appearance of bitcoin, the alternative or cryptocurrency based on a blockchain, a “decentralized” network or shared ledger that
An uptick in recent blockchain patent publications may be an indication that the technology is quietly picking up steam, with competing big banks and tech
Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are the currently leaders in patent-based lending, according to a recent update of a 2015 study.
In a digital world, fair compensation for creative expression or new ideas, like music and inventions, requires more determination than ever. Intellectual property piracy has
Among the most watched areas for new patent value is financial technology, covering inventions in areas like authentication, mobile payments and wealth management. Fintech is