We are CADChain. We are the guardian angels of design data.
Our software as a service solution acts as a bodyguard that travels with your files. The bodyguard-plugin protects your files from unauthorized access and tracks every interaction with the file.
Modern technologies demonstrate a rapid and furious innovation pace, creating an incredible amount of intellectual property (IP) every second. The speed and amount of information exchange are growing, and the problem of IP protection is becoming increasingly important. This is especially true for a Trade Secret, one of the most valuable and the most vulnerable categories of IP as it’s an unregistered form of IP. While legislators introduce stronger legal instruments for IP protection, they are clearly behind the digital era’s challenges. Computer technologies like blockchain can make a revolution in intellectual property management and bring safety to this sector.
We discussed these issues and opportunities with Donal O’Connell, managing director of Chawton Innovation Services Ltd., engaged in consultancy, education, and software solutions in the areas of innovation and intellectual property management, and the leaders of CADChain B.V. CEO Violetta Shishkina and COO Timo Wolthof who are involved in blockchain system architecture, IP protection, and data security.
Our software focuses on improving the safe storage and exchange of industrial design data, by providing end-to-end security with access restrictions, permissions, insights, tracking and a customized contract solution. We protect the owner while collaboration is still possible, unlike storing this data in a (digital) vault. Licensing will allow for the monetization of these assets that are currently almost never re-used. Engineers can trust on the correct delivery of files to each collaborator (coworker, customer or partners) because of integrated version control and exchange features. This will lessen human error leading to more efficiency.