'We Are Prepared to Go to the Mat:' ENS Founder on Patent Dispute With Unstoppable

‘We Are Prepared to Go to the Mat:’ ENS Founder on Patent Dispute With Unstoppable

The founder and lead developer of the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), which aims to simplify blockchain usage by providing human-readable domain names, said he’s “prepared to go to the mat” in an intellectual-property dispute with rival Unstoppable Domains.

The comments, made by Nick Johnson in an interview with CoinDesk, come days after a spat between the companies broke out on X (formerly Twitter).

Johnson claimed in an “open letter” that Unstoppable won a patent in January “based entirely on innovations that ENS developed” and that he now fears the rival company might press the advantage for its benefit. He said he’s now considering a challenge to the patent,

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