The Rate of Blockchain Patent Applications Has Nearly Doubled in 2017 – CoinDesk

The number of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related patent applications being submitted and published in the US has nearly doubled in 2017.

Data from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database, analyzed by CoinDesk, indicates that there were 390 patent applications related broadly to blockchain technology published between January and July of this year.

Overall, this represents a 90% increase compared to the same period in 2016, when 204 applications were sent to the USPTO.

The dataset includes combined keyword search results using terms such as “bitcoin,” “ethereum,” “blockchain” and “distributed ledger,” among others.

More at: The Rate of Blockchain Patent Applications Has Nearly Doubled in 2017 – CoinDesk

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