IPCHAIN is a project started by and for scientists and inventors with the aim of using distributed ledger technology (DLT, also referred to as Blockchain technology) for the protection of intellectual property (IP). It is a searchable database, that replaces and/or complements traditional intellectual property strategies by offering proof of authorship via the safest form of digital publication. Due to its decentralized Blockchain technology, IPCHAIN database protects the interests of users and establishes authorship beyond all doubt.
With proof of authorship being the central foundation of copyright protection and patent filings, IPCHAIN represents the fastest, easiest, safest and cheapest way of establishing ownership of intellectual property, including but not limited to inventions, original literary and artistic works, concepts and ideas. The platform’s Blockchain architecture further protects the interests of innovators by providing tools to safely share information on IP or document the transfer of IP rights. IPCHAIN has also been designed to allow for the safe storage and sharing of confidential information such as trade secrets. The plattform thereby specifically addresses the needs of inventors of the academic, private and corporate sectors.