M. Frank Bednarz

M. Frank Bednarz


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Payment Across Apps—and Borders

Digital currencies like Bitcoin seem tailor made for social peer-to-peer payment applications. Transactions denominated in or convertible to digital currency could be withdrawn and transmitted by users at virtually no...more

4/11/2016 - APIs Banking Sector Bitcoin Cloud Computing Digital Currency Mobile Apps Peer-to-Peer

Risk of ”Standard-Essential” Patent Litigation to Bitcoin

It’s tempting to think that Bitcoin services would be immune to patent litigation. After all, Bitcoin protocol is open source and seems to be in the public domain. Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous designer of...more

6/19/2015 - Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Standard Essential Patents

Lessons From Mt. Gox Bankruptcy

MtGox Co., Ltd., once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange company, is insolvent, bankrupt, and now history. This history offers lessons to cryptocurrency startups. ...more

4/28/2015 - Corporate Counsel Young Lawyers

Customers Submit Claims in Mt. Gox Bankruptcy

Thousands of creditors may receive disbursements from the bankruptcy of MtGox, Co. Ltd., a Japanese corporation that once ran the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange. The bankruptcy filing last year was a rude awakening to Mt....more

4/27/2015 - Bitcoin Commercial Bankruptcy Creditors Popular Proof of Claims

Suprema Says No ITC Exclusion Order Based on Induced Infringement

In Suprema, Inc. and Mentalix, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, 2012-1170 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 13, 2103), the Federal Circuit held that the ITC may not issue an exclusion order “predicated on a theory of induced...more

12/18/2013 - Exclusion Orders Induced Infringement Infringement ITC Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Section 337

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