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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

Blockchain Technology: The Legal Landscape And How It Will Change Everything

  • 09/18/2017
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • APA Hotel Woodbridge, 120 S Wood Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830


  • Must be a full time student and can attend the CLE seminar

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Blockchain Technology: 
The Legal Landscape And 
How It Will Change Everything

The event will be moderated by senior intellectual property attorney, Aleksandra King, of Hogan Lovells, and will include several parts, beginning with an introductory presentation by Ira Schaefer and Aleksandra King, Hogan Lovells, who advise clients on intellectual property relating to Blockchain technology. Ira will explain the technology behind Blockchains and Aleksandra will focus on the emerging patent landscape relating to it. Subsequently, there will be two panels of experts. The first panel will speak about the current and potential utility of Blockchain technology to solve a myriad of problems across a wide range of industries such as real estate, life sciences, finance and others. The second panel will focus on a wide range of legal issues on Blockchain technology, including issues relating to patentability, implementing smart contracts, trademark usage, among others.  

CLE:  3.5 credits NJ/NY, 3.0 credits PA


2:00 - 2:10 Introduction

Josephine Paltin (President, NJIPLA), Commvault Systems, Inc.

2:10 - 2:15 Opening Remarks

Aleksandra King (Moderator), Hogan Lovells US LLP

2:15 - 3:15 Presentation: “What is Blockchain Technology?”

Ira Schaefer, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Aleksandra King, Hogan Lovells US LLP

3:15 - 4:15 Panel 1: Potential and Current Uses of Blockchain Technology featuring:

Chuck Thompson, Blockchain Consulting

Chitra Ragavan, Gem

Mary Kopczynski, 8of9 Consulting

4:15 - 5:00  Networking Break with refreshments

5:00 - 6 :00  Panel 2: Legal Issues Relating to Blockchain Technology featuring:

Adrienne Valencia Garcia, IBM

Ted Mlynar, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Lee Schneider, Debevoise & Plimpton

Jason Rozovsky, R3

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