On 18th March the Tech News site published its research regarding Craig Wright’s patent filing a Wright is an Australian computer user who has generally claimed to be Bitcoin (BTC) creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has reportedly applied for a slew of blockchain-related patents since 2017.
TNW reports that, since August 2017, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has revealed 155 patent applications filed by Wright. like United States Patent and Trademark workplace, the WIPO publishes patent applications to advise the general public that there’s a possible new technology during in a certain industry or space.
Wright can solely receive proprietary management over the patents’ contents if they’re formally awarded by the WIPO. Per TNW, whether or not the WIPO awards a patent relies on if the workplace deems it sufficiently innovative.
TNW states that the term “blockchain” was used in patent titles 114 times, whereas “cryptocurrency” was solely mentioned sixfold and “Bitcoin” was never mentioned. References were additionally created to smart contracts and digital assets.
Marc Kaufman, an attorney who co-chairs the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council at the U.S. Chamber of Digital Commerce, told Fortune:
“His tactics and activities have all the marks of being a patent assertion entity or what’s pejoratively known as a troll. I’m not aware of his companies having any products.”
In a recent development within the case, engineer and Bitcoin pioneer Jeff Garzik was subpoenaed by a U.S. District Court. The subpoena calls Garzik to look in court and with any proof concerning the “personal theory” that Kleiman was Satoshi Nakamoto. The subpoena additionally orders Garzik to produce all communications, agreements, and documents associated with each Wright and Kleiman.