Blockchain technology is mainly known for cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoins. However, it has many other applications, in particular as a very efficient tool for the protection of corporate technological and creative resources.
This potential has been well understood by Munich-based Bernstein who offers a web platform for time-stamping documents, thus providing a very convenient and secure way of securing a date and proving control over invention-disclosures, software and digital creations such as photographs, videos, music, architecture, etc. This date can be used as evidence in an NDA contract, for protecting trade secrets, or in IP litigation, and helps inventors or creators to secure their creation or at least obtain the right to use them.
P&TS Ltd is one of the leading companies in the fields of Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Switzerland. Bernstein Technologies GmbH offers corporations Blockchain-based certification services with a special focus on the protection of intangible assets.
P&TS and Bernstein officially presented the solution to the Swiss IP community and announced the exclusive collaboration during a joint conference on 14th June 2018 at AIPPI SwissDay in Zurich.