Dmitry guides clients through the complex landscape of intellectual property law with the goal of enhancing their IP assets and protecting their investments. A registered patent attorney with considerable technical experience, he drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the computing science and electrical engineering fields, including computer hardware and software, network architecture and management, communication protocols, wireless communications, image processing, cloud computing, and blockchain-related applications. He also provides counsel on a wide range of intellectual property matters.
Prior to attending law school, Dmitry worked for IBM as an advisory IT architect, where he concentrated on application hosting and integration projects. He designed network infrastructure for e-commerce and customer relationship management application hosting, advised on complex network management and middleware issues, assessed the security of infrastructure and applications, and designed and developed pilot implementations of collaboration applications.
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Distributed ledger technology is arguably still in its nascent stage, as evidenced by the exponential growth of blockchain-related patent filings and high patent issuance rates since the inception of the technology and until these days. Figure 1 shows graphs illustrating yearly numbers of blockchain-related published US patent applications and issued US patents starting from 2011. Since, under US patent law, patent applications are published at approximately 18 months from the earliest priority date, the published application numbers for 2016 and 2017 have been extrapolated based on the data available at the time of writing. Based on the author’s analysis of published US applications and issued patents, the application pendency term (from application filing until patent issuance) is approximately three years, which is close to the lower end of pendency term distribution of all broadly defined computer-related inventions.
This article first appeared in the September 1, 2018, issue of Managing Intellectual Property (subscription required to access article).
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