Future Forward

Eli Sheets (CEO of IdeaBlock)

September 22, 2022 Teresa Spangler Season 1 Episode 2
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Eli Sheets (CEO of IdeaBlock)
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Show Notes

Interview and demonstration of Plazabridge Group's Ideablock asset protection platform! 

Eli is a seasoned IP attorney and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the field. He is the CEO of IdeaBlock, a legal tech startup that leverages the time-stamping functionality of the Bitcoin distributed network to defensively protect all forms of intangible corporate assets against market competitors quickly and economically. He has become a recognized authority on issues surrounding the patentability of blockchain-based inventions and regularly advises businesses (from new ventures to established Fortune-100 corporations and from a cross-section of market sectors) regarding IP issues that may be relevant to their particular implementations of distributed ledger technology. Eli also works with clients in developing strategies for developing blockchain-based assets and leveraging these protected assets to drive revenue. 

In addition, for the last eight years, Eli has helped clients secure patent rights over proprietary advanced wireless communication technologies, many of which have been written into or are currently being written into worldwide communication standards. He has written more than 500 patent applications for inventions in the wireless communications field alone and has prosecuted even more. 

Before practicing IP law, Eli studied electrical and computer engineering at MIT and UW-Madison and began his professional career as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. After gaining valuable experience as a patent examiner, Eli earned a Juris Doctor with honors and an IP focus from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property). 

At UNH, Eli served as the Editor-in-Chief of IDEA: The IP Law Review, one or the world's preeminent IP law publications and clerked for federal judges at the trial court (N.D. Illinois, Hon. J. Guzman) and appeals court (1st Circuit, Hon. C.J. Howard) levels. After graduation, Eli began private legal practice at a large general practice firm in Washington, D.C.

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