According to the company Patent Hatchery, in the United States for all time and at the beginning of April, already submitted 545 patent applications related to the technology of blockchain. In 68 cases a patent was issued.
This was announced by the president of the company Nadezhda Reinhard, speaking at the international conference “Digital Transformation: Intellectual Property and Blockchain-Technology”.
“To date, the United States has filed 191 applications for a trademark using the word” block “. And the trend is that approval receives a smaller portion of the filed applications. Applications for the blockchain technology in the US filed 545, and 68 patents have already been issued, “- said Reingard.
According to her, the most active in the field of technology blockchain are credit and financial and payment companies. In the leaders in the number of applications to date: Bank of America, the payment system Mastercard and technology company IBM, she clarified.
“Banks think that this technology will be used, it will be part of the banking system. Other companies – protect their interests, “- said Nadezhda Reyngard.
Recall, previously reported that the Bank of America leads the world in the number of filed patent applications in the field of blockchain technology. The latter was filed this month – on the block storage system.