ENS developers urge Unstoppable Domains to drop patents or face lawsuit By Cointelegraph

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The founder and lead developer of Name Service (ENS), Nick Johnson, is urging blockchain domains company Unstoppable Domains to drop a recently awarded patent or face a lawsuit, according to an open letter shared on X (formerly Twitter).

In January, Unstoppable Domains was granted its first patent, US11558344, which claims that Braden River Pezeshki, Matthew Everett Gould and Bogdan Gusiev are the inventors of a technology that uses blockchain technology to determine domains. The patent request was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2021.

Screenshot of patent granted to Unstoppable Domains on Jan. 17, 2023. Source: USPTO