Nelson and I discussed the intersection of Intellectual Property Law and Crypto, the potential implication of patent trolls in the Blockchain world, the challenges of decentralized identity as applied to Blockchain voting, and Hester Peirce proposal for a token safe harbor.
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Mr. Rosario is an attorney with a diverse set of skills and experience gained from working in private practice for multiple IP boutique law firms in Chicago, for the legal department of a large multi-national consumer electronics corporation, and for a federal magistrate judge. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rosario worked as an election official for a government agency. Mr. Rosario’s practice has a strong focus on intellectual property, particularly patents and trademarks, and in legal issues related to blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Mr. Rosario is the founder and organizer of BLOC (Blockchain Lawyers of Chicago), a blockchain networking group in Chicago.
Mr. Rosario has a background in computer science, and he writes and speaks regularly on emerging technology issues relevant to attorneys and entrepreneurs. In addition, Mr. Rosario teaches a class called “Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Law” at Illinois Tech, Chicago-Kent College of Law covering the legal and technology issues surrounding the blockchain space.
Selected publications and speaking engagements
“Current USA Regulatory Environment for Blockchain Companies,” Invited Speaker at IE Law School in Madrid, Spain, July 2018
“Can Blockchains Safeguard Elections?” In the Mesh, April 2018
“What’s in a Name? From Bitcoin to Blockchain to Distributed Ledger,” CoinDesk, February 2017
“What Twitter Meme Wars Say About Crypto’s Reliance on Figureheads“ by Leigh Cuen in Coindesk on December 4, 2019
“The SEC Case Against Kik’s ICO Appears Strong, Experts Say“ by Nikhilesh De in Coindesk on June 5, 2019
“Craig Wright files copyright claim for Bitcoin white paper“ by Ben Munster in Decrypt on May 21, 2019
“Can JPMorgan Chase’s JPM Coin knock off Ripple and Swift?“ by Penny Crosman in American Banker on February 14, 2019
“State of Blockchains: Community Perspectives“ by Peter Ryan in Coindesk on February 4, 2019
“Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions“ by Leigh Cuen in Coindesk on November 15, 2018
“US Bills Could Spell Disaster for Crypto Sex Industry” by Leigh Cuen in Coindesk on March 15, 2018
“Windy City Blockchain Lawyers Gather in the Loop” by Brad Rosen in Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities on December 12, 2017