NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) : What attorneys need to know


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

When a virtual car sells for more money than most real, functional cars—is it a sign of a bubble or a booming new industry? Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have captured our attention over the recent months, raising questions like: How do NFT’s even work? Why pay millions of dollars for digital art that is available to everyone? How does this new technology fit within our current laws and regulations? Are NFTs here to stay? This presentation will explore these questions and more, explaining what an NFT is and discussing potential legal problems that the technology might raise.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   What is an NFT?
•   How do NFTs work?
•   How do NFTs interact with the law?

Date / Time: May 25, 2021

•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain
•   10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: May 25, 2021

Chris Sabbagh | Baker Botts LLP

Chris Sabbagh is an intellectual property associate at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, where he utilizes his background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and software. Before joining Baker Botts, Chris attended Rice University and Duke Law School. Chris is especially interested in emergent technologies, and has practical experience with several programming languages, including Python, Java, JavaScript, and C++. Chris’ practice focuses on all areas of intellectual property law, primarily patent litigation and patent prosecution.

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• What is an NFT 1:00 – 1:25
– Examples of how NFTs are used
— Digital collectibles
— Authentication of tangible items
– Real world examples of NFTs

• How do NFTs work 1:25 – 1:40
– Very general and quick overview of how NFTs were created (blockchain -> cryptocurrencies -> NFTs)
– Resources for those who want to learn more

• NFTs and the law 1:40- 2:00
– Most of the time will be spent here covering these topics:
– Patents
– Copyright
– Securities Regulation
– Ownership and associated rights