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Giovanna Fessenden Interviewed on Eligibility Challenges to Metaverse Patents

April 7, 2022

Giovanna Fessenden was recently interviewed for an article for Managing IP on how Metaverse patents may face eligibility challenges. The article discussed the areas of innovation in the metaverse and the potential challenges patent applicants might face.

"Giovanna Fessenden, counsel at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds in Massachusetts, adds that blockchain innovations are one of the ripest areas for patent protection in the metaverse."

“This is because blockchain can enable interoperability across protocols and platforms in the metaverse while facilitating the management of virtual goods and services."

"Fessenden recommends filing for patent protection of innovations that solve technical problems using technical solutions to avoid subject matter eligibility issues."

“These could be technical inventions that solve interoperability problems, provide encryption or security, or improve packet throughput or latency issues for networks.”

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