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Raina Haque

Professor

Wake Forest Law

Raina Haque is a Professor of Practice at Wake Forest University School of Law, specializing in the intersection of emerging technology and regulation. She brings a critical eye to the evolving challenges and opportunities presented by digital innovation in intellectual property law.

 

Recent Articles by Raina Haque

A Creeper: Absorbing Generative AI into the Inventive Process

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) recent Request for Comments (RFC) on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) highlights a critical juncture in intellectual property law—evaluating the impact of generative AI (GenAI) on the non-obviousness standard. As GenAI technologies integrate deeply with human intellect, possibly even enhancing cognitive capacities, we must reassess what constitutes “progress” and the constitutional value that intellectual property law was envisioned to advance.

The SEC Defines Blockchain, But Did They Get it Right?

The SEC has landed on a definition which includes both permissioned distributed ledgers and permissionless distributed ledgers in the term “blockchain.” This is not surprising, nor is it necessarily the result of a misinformed view. There are lots of market opportunities and reasons for enterprise permissioned distributed ledgers, as there was always market appetite for permissioned systems in general. These ventures use the term “permissioned blockchain” intentionally and purposefully. After all, the transactions are batched in blocks that are linked to each other. So, there is a chain of blocks, and some kind of consensus protocol. But is that sufficient for a blockchain, really? And what ‘blockchain’ is the SEC referring to when it references “the blockchain”?