The Promise of FinTech IP ... not "Promise Doctrine"

In its recently issued Magazine, the NCFA published a piece on where Fintech IP is headed, as written by our team at Durand Lawyers.


Where is FinTech IP headed?


Major activity in the Fintech space is increasingly making headlines that cause even the most casual observer to take notice. In Canada, the buzz surrounding Fintech’s most promising solutions has reached a new pitch with the news of the NASDAQ’s acquisition of Newfoundland and Labrador based company Verafin, a company specializing in fraud detection systems, on November 19, 2020 for a cool $2.75 billion USD.[1]


FinTech’s prominence on the national stage, as well as the economic potential it clearly represents, is set to only continue rising. Not only has use of FinTech in Canada increased from 8 percent in 2015 to 50 percent in 2019[2], but research has also recently suggested that “FinTech innovations yield substantial value to innovators, with blockchain[3] being particularly valuable.”[4]


Want to read more? Follow this link to the article within the NCFA Magazine!


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[1] https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/nasdaq-to-acquire-verafin-creating-a-global-leader-in-the-fight-against-financial (Press release of November 19, 2020).

[2] https://globaladvantageconsulting.com/how-canada-is-adopting-fintech/

[3] https://cointelegraph.com/news/what-is-the-difference-between-blockchain-and-dlt

[4] Chen et als., How Valuable Is FinTech Innovation? The Review of Financial Studies, Volume 32, Issue 5, May 2019, Pages 2062–2106, https://doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhy130, available at: https://academic.oup.com/rfs/article/32/5/2062/5427776.

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